Amethyst, Red, Natural
Quantity per order: 1 crystal
Size: 1" to 2"
About Red Amethyst
Amethyst forms in the Earth's crust from the mineral quartz, one of Earth's most common minerals. The purple coloration of Amethyst is due to the presence of iron and other trace elements within the quartz crystal lattice.
One of the most widely accepted theories is that amethyst forms in hydrothermal veins, fractures in the Earth's crust filled with hot mineral-rich fluids. These fluids can contain dissolved silica, the main component of quartz, and trace amounts of iron and other impurities. As the fluids cool and solidify, they form quartz crystals, which can develop the purple coloration characteristic of Amethyst if the right conditions are present.
Another theory is that Amethyst can form in the cavities and fractures of rocks due to precipitation from groundwater. This process is known as "secondary deposition" and can occur when water-carrying dissolved minerals seep into the ground and reacts with existing minerals. The resulting crystals can grow over time, forming amethyst geodes and other structures.
Red Amethyst is applied to Amethyst with an unusual amount of Hematite within the crystal. This Hematite can occur inside the Amethyst or otherwise (more often) it occurs on the outside.
Metaphysical Properties of Red Amethyst
Amethyst is probably the most sought-after stone outside clear quartz and for good reason! It connects us to our upper chakras, helping to open up our Third eye and assist in spiritual development. It is also a protective stone and can facilitate psychic protection amulet. Amethyst works deeply in our energy bodies to connect and align them; therefore, it is also an excellent stone for emotional balance and stress relief. Reach Amethyst when going through a difficult transition, grief, or emotional imbalance. It is also an incredibly supportive stone when dealing with substance abuse, supporting both emotionally and physically.
Amethyst can also be a great companion for those looking to improve their Astral Travel ability or begin Lucid Dreaming work. It can also be used as an amulet against bad dreams (be sure to program it that way!).
Red Amethyst is excellent for those dealing with emotional stress and anxiety—adding the Hematite aids grounding and balancing. In terms of astral work, it can increase the Amethyst's ability of psychic protection.