The Amethyst Stone in the Christian World - 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.

3. The Amethyst Stone in the Christian World

The Amethyst has a prominent place in the Christian church, the Amethyst stone set with rings that the Catholic bishops are wearning.

In addition, the Amethyst was used to protect the bishops from mystical intoxication and the kiss of the Amethyst inlaid by believers, keeping believers from similar mystical intoxication and helping them maintain the purity of spiritual thought.

The stone's connection to the calming of physical passions led some of the early Christians to associate the Amethyst with Christ. The royal purple colors of the stone represented the purity of the spirit. Its purple and reddish hues represented the calming effects. They believed that the stone helps in the purification of suffering and that the colors indicate the wounds and suffering of Jesus.

3.1 The Amethyst in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

According to Christian tradition, the Amethyst was St. Valentine's favorite stone. His ring was studded with Amethyst and on it was engraved Cupid's portrait and it symbolized love and loyalty and ecclesiastical respect. This may seem an unreasonable pairing, as the Amethyst gemstone protects against cravings and soothing. However, consider that in the Middle Ages, humble love was greatly valued as true love and the Amethysts marked this vision of love.

The apostle Mattityahu and the spirit of the guardian angel Daniel are also associated with the Amethyst and to this day their amulets are carved in Amethyst stones and attributed to them the ability to purify the aura, to silence and enhance the ability to reach a deep meditative state. During the Middle Ages the Amethyst symbolized piety and celibacy, a symbol of divine understanding and purity and was therefore worn by members of the clergy of the Catholic Church and used to decorate the crosses. To this day the purple color characterizes the bishops' ceremonial clothing and also includes an Amethyst stone ring.

In the Middle Ages, the Amethyst stone was considered one of the royal symbols and was used to decorate kings and queens,

While the medieval soldiers wore Amethyst amulets as a defense in the belief that Amethysts heal people and keep them cool.

The Amethyst during the Renaissance

During the Renaissance the Amethyst symbolized humility and modesty. Throughout the ages, the powerful and wealthy kings used the Amethyst as a symbol of monarchy in Europe.

In the world of witchcraft and magic during the Renaissance, Amethyst carved in the form of a bear and used as a protective amulet. Historically, it was believed that the stone helps prophecy and visions and bring wealth and power to its owners, it has always been associated with the civil and religious positions of power of the ruling people and the Amethyst beads even found in Anglo-Saxon tombs in England. In the old world, amethyst was considered to be one of the five gems considered most precious to any other, until large deposits were found in Brazil.

3.2 The Amethyst adorned royal jewelery in Europe - England, Russia, Norway, Denmark and Sweden

You will see photographs of spectacular jewelery inlaid with amethyst stones worn by the European nobility such as, Alexandra of Denmark, the Queen of King Edward VII, wearing her Amethyst crown, Queen Mary's Amethyst, Duchess of Windsor at the Aurora Gala Ball in Château de Versailles, June 1953. At Queen Sonia's Amethyst Festival worn by the Crown Princess of Norway

Swedish Crown Princess Wedding Princess Martha Louise - Stockholm, Sweden.

Sonia Queen of Norway boasts an Amethyst set of spectacular earrings and necklaces as a gift from her husband, King of Norway, the 5th Herald.

And Queen Elizabeth is also wearing her Amethyst brooch

And of course Kate Middleton is wearing Amethyst earrings

And according to the Amethyst, Queen Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia in the 18th century, was the favorite stone and had Amethyst earrings from the Ural Mountainsdescribed as a "red flame." The queen ordered two pairs of earrings with amethyst stones, the stones inlaid with fountain-shaped Girandoli earrings with Amethyst stones..

The first couple, additionally decorated with diamonds, and destined for public and important events.

The second pair was simpler and sold at a London auction in 1927.


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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