Amethyst is famous for its cooling and soothing effects. Acne, swollenness, and bites of insects caused by an insect’s stringer into skin can be treated with Amethyst. In Greek, Amethyst is called the “stones of Bacchus after the name of Bacchus, the God of Wine.  Amethyst is said to protect its wearer against seduction.
Amethyst stems from the Greek word ‘amethyein’, meaning the condition of non-drunkenness. Greeks used to use Amethyst as a protection against homesickness, black magic, drunkenness and devils. Moreover, in India, Buddhist used Amethyst to develop concentration during mediation. So overall, it is used for many treatment purposes.

One of the very famous uses of Amethyst is that it reduces the headaches and migraines. Amethyst prevents an individual from crimes such as theft and burglary.

In the nineteenth century, Amethyst’s colour was certified to the existence of Manganese. Some authorities believed that its colour is from a raw source.

World’s largest Amethyst vein is Maissau. It is from Lower Austria. But finest Amethyst comes from Mursinka in the district Ekaterinburg of Russia. Many places in the South India yields Amethyst. Zambia is the largest producer of Amethyst in the Africa continental. Their annual production is around thousand tones.

United States is also the producer of Amethyst. Some places are Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Michigan etc. Thunder Bay in Ontario is the largest Amethyst mine in Northern America. Amethyst also found in the South Korea.

Personality of regular users of Amethyst is very charming and attractive for other people, and if it is pointed toward the head of an individual, it increases his confidence. This stone is compatible with Pisces.
It should not be kept in sunlight and should be washed with running water once in a month. It is found in Brazil, Morocow, Mexico, and Western Australia and its color ranges from dark to light violet.

Price of Amethyst depends on its color. Price increases from Very light color to very deep color of the Gem. If color of the Gem is very light then the price will be Rs 70/- per Carat. If the color is good then the price starts from Rs 100/- per Carat.

There are excellent cutting available for Amethyst in very cheap price. Good quality (Good color and excellent cut) Amethyst is available from Rs 150/- per Carat.
But wearing natural , clear and good cut stones gives good effect in life. Natural gem is something that was found in a mine and thousands of years old and not artificially factory made.

Amethyst is recommended to be purchased not less than 4 Carat and not more than 12 carat. More or less can create bad effect on the person wearing it.

1 Gram = 8 Ratti = 4.8 Carat and 1 Ratti = 0.6 Carat

Be aware of artificially prepared colored stone. 80% gems available are not natural stone. This is indeed a big problem in the market now. As Amethyst is a cheap gem stone compared to others so chances of being artificial is little less.