A little science & Description - Amethyst stone or by its Hebrew name "Ahalma"

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*** Author's Note: The Amethyst mystic powers and any other information contained on this blog is for entertainment purposes only and should be treated accordingly. It is based on centuries of folklore and does not claim any medical information. For advice on one of the listed diseases, please visit a qualified physician.

7. A little science behind the Amethyst stone

The formation of Amethyst crystals is formed in crystalline colonies, in Gaudas. The exterior of most common Gaudas is usually of limestone or dolomite (which is a type of carbonate = carbonate sediment, from aqueous environment) while the interior contains quartz crystals.] The Amethyst is formed as transparent crystals of all sizes. In granitic rocks, you can find amalgam arteries and clusters inside the rock blocks and as long and solitary extensions.

The crystals develop in parallel layers as a result of a gradual change in the composition of the solution from which they form. These changes are reflected in different color layers within the crystal. Amethyst appears in light shades from light purple to deep purple and the stone hardness makes it suitable for jewelry use and there is even the right cutting art of the stone to place the color in a way that makes the color tone of the gemstone finished and homogeneous. Because the intensity of the color varies greatly from layer to layer, the Amethyst color is usually in stripes so that often only a thin layer is purple in stone or the color is not homogeneous, making cutting very difficult and challenging. In addition, the amethyst is one of the sharpest stones on Earth.

Liquid bubbles and pins or crystals of other minerals that have penetrated the crystallization process can be discerned within the amalgamation crystals.

Chemical composition - What creates the purple color of the amethyst stone?

Amethyst is a purple type of quartz and the chemical composition is the same as the other stones of this family, found in many places around the world. During the 20th century the purple color was attributed to the presence of manganese. However, since the color changes and even disappears under the influence of heating and pressure, it is believed that the color is formed from the presence of organic elements, after sulfur and iron anions have been found (which is a positive or negative electrical charge of the molecule particles). Subsequent studies have suggested that the purple color is caused by iron impurities, and recent studies indicate the mutual influence of iron and aluminum as the color factors. Under the influence of heat and pressure, the purple color in the stone turns yellow, like citrine. This process is not reversible. Amtrine is an intermediate mineral between Amethyst and citrine in which a partial transition from purple to yellow occurs.

Amethyst appears in different shades of purple and white and sometimes it has red and blue tones.

7.1 Description of the various colors in Amethyst:

Deep Siberian Amethyst - The finest shade to use as a deep purple gemstone and the rest is blue and red. Amethyst crystals in this shade are found not only in Siberia but also in Uruguay and Zambia.

Rose of France - Pinkish Lavender or Lilac.

Burnt Amethyst - Purple crystal disappears due to heating and pressure, leaving yellow tones.

Ametrine - Switches from purple to yellow.

Oriental Amethyst - Usually used to define a corundum and sapphire with purple tones.

* Many jewelers often call this the same kind of fine Amethyst crystals, even though they have been mined in various parts of the world, but gemological unions oppose this nickname because of the confusion it creates.

8. Distribution


The amethyst is also found in Austria, but in Russia there are many amethysts, mainly from the nearby Morsinka in Yekaterinburg district, where it is created in the cavities of granitic rocks.

South America

Amethyst is abundantly formed in Brazil, where there are large geodes within volcanic rocks. There are many voids in southwestern Brazil and Uruguay that contain amethyst crystals. Artigas, in Uruguay and neighboring Brazil in the Rio Grande do Sul, are major global producers exceeding the amount of Minas Grays, Espirito Santo, Bahia, and Kira, all of the most important amethyst producers in southern Brazil.

North America

Amethyst appears in many localities in the United States. These include: the Mazel Mountains in the Gila and Maricopa counties, Arizona-Red Feather Lakes, near Pete Collins, Colorado-Mount Amethyst, Texas-Yellowstone National Park-Delaware County, Pennsylvania-Haywood County, North Carolina-Deer Hill and Stow Maine Lake Superior in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Amethyst is the official gem of South Carolina. Several amethysts from South Carolina are on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Amethyst is relatively common in the provinces of Canada Ontario and Nova Scotia. The largest amethyst mine in North America is in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


The Amethyst is also found in South Korea. That's where the world's greatest Amethyst was created in Mysao.

Many localities in southern India yield amethyst.


One of the largest global Amethyst manufacturers is Zambia in South Africa with an annual production of about 1000 tonnes.


1. Amethyst stone or "Ahalma" in Judaism

1.1 Amethyst stone in Judaism - One of the Hahoshen's stones

1.2 Interpretation of the name Amalma according to Kabbalah

1.3 The numerological analysis for the name Ahalma

2. Origin of the name Amethyst according to ancient Greece

2.1 Amethyst legend in Greek Mythology - Bacchus and Amethyst

2.2 Amethyst legend in Roman Mythology - Dionysus and Amethystus

2.3 The Amethyst in the Renaissance as a Classic Myth

2.4 February and Pisces

2.5 The Virtues of the Amethyst Stone in Ancient Europe

3. The Amethyst Stone in the Christian World

3.1 The Amethyst in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3.2 The Amethyst garnish the royal jewelery in Europe - England, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden

4. Ancient Egypt - Amethysts in protective amulets

5. In China, Amethyst is also called the "wisdom stone"

5.1 in Traditional Chinese Medicine

6. Virtues, spirituality and mysticism in our day

7. A little science behind the Amethyst stone

7.1 Describing the various colors in amethyst

8. Geographical distribution

9. Care for your Amethyst stone

9.1 The use of Amethyst in jewelry

10. Famous celebrities born in February

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