The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health

Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendent wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realised this was a fertility symbol.

In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practise was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channelling


Amethyst is recognized as a natural tranquilizer and a shield against psychic attacks. It promotes love and soothes anger, fear, and irritability. It brings sobriety and stimulates your mental faculties to boost focus, memory, selflessness, and spiritual wisdom. This member of the quartz family is believed to attune you with divine and purify the body from all harmful toxins.

Wearing or keeping Amethyst with you aids in opening the third eye chakra to activate spiritual awareness, welcome intuitive energies, and elevate one’s psychic abilities. It also activates your crown chakra to inspire angelic energy that makes you feel connected to all living beings and promote peace, humility, and protection for all.

As a natural stress reliever, this amazing stone is a perfect fit for those who want to attain a higher state of consciousness. Wearing this stone of spirituality and contentment helps you focus on amplifying the creative elements of the universe.

It also helps you assimilate new ideas and manifest your thoughts into actions. It is particularly beneficial for individuals associated with water and air elements.

Oscillating with the vibrations of the planet of growth, expansion, and good fortune (Jupiter), Amethyst helps Pisceans, Aquarians, and Sagittarians in balancing their intellect with emotions. Let’s tap into your higher being to breathe deep and fly high by making Amethyst your companion.