Amethyst (Katela)

Amethyst (Katela)

Amethyst

Amethyst is Natural Purple Color variety of Quartz mineral species. Amethyst is liked for its bright Purple Color, Transparency & Affordability. Finest Quality Amethyst is sourced mainly from Brazil. Brazilian Amethyst stands high on quality in terms of its superior color & luster. Amethyst is Astrological Substitute of Precious Blue Sapphire for Saturn Planet as per Vedic Astrology. Amethyst is associated with both the Crown & Third Eye Chakras and is one of the most acclaimed Healing Stones. Amethyst is February Birthstone as per Western Astrology. Amethyst helps overcome Anxiety, Stress, Insomniac, Addictive Behavior and brings Sobriety, Courage & Peace to the person.

Who should wear Amethyst?

Amethyst is a purple variety of mineral Quartz. Amethyst (also called Jamuniya or Katela) is associated with the planet Saturn (Shani), according to Vedic astrology. It is worn as a substitute for Blue Sapphire. It is also extensively used for its healing properties. Furthermore, Amethyst is very popular for asethic and ornamental value.

  • Vedic astrology prescribes Amethyst for Makar (Capricorn) and Kumbh (Aquarius) rashi.
  • Ascendants of all zodiacs can wear Amethyst as its has no side/negative effects.
  • Amethyst is the birthstone for people born in the month of February.

How to wear Amethyst astrologically?

Carat Weight

minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs)
For example: a person weighing 60 kgs can wear a 6-carat Amethyst.

Color

bright purple Amethyst with reddish tones is ideal for best astrological results

Metal

silver is highly recommended while yellow gold is not preferred

Finger

middle finger of the working hand

Day & Time

Saturday, Morning between 5 AM - 9 AM

Mantra

'Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah’, ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः ।

Amethyst Benefits

The meaning of Amethyst is spiritual healing, calmness and wisdom. Wearing this purple stone can open up metal blocks and clear negative thoughts. It helps to tackle anxiety, stress, insomnia, fear and depression. It also helps overcome self destructive addictions like smoking, drinking, drug abuse etc. It detoxifies the mind and brings courage and peace to the person.

Amethyst has an ability to calm restless minds and help those who struggle with the art of decision making. It helps to enhance mental focus, creativity and concentration. It can also revive unexpected opportunities and bring financial success.

Amethyst is linked to both the crown chakra and the third eye chakra. It brings the gift of intuition and awakens the sixth sense of a person. It is also a strong protection amulet.

On a physical level, Amethyst enhances the immune system, regulates hormones, promotes digestive health, reduces headaches and encourages soothing sleep. It also improves cell regeneration, endocrine function and skin’s appearance.

Amethyst Quality & Price

The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.

  • Origin-

    From the ice blasted corners of Siberia to the sultry rainforests of Brazil, Amethyst can be found across the globe. Out of all the Amethyst mined worldwide, Brazilian Amethyst is best due to its rich color and high transparency.
  • Color-

    Amethyst actually occurs in many purple colors. Its purple color can range from a light lavender to a pale violet to a deep purple. It may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. Bright deep purple with a slight red tone is considered the best among all color tones of Amethyst. Amethyst also commonly shows color zoning. This influences the marketability and value of the stone. Most people want a gem with a rich and uniform color.
  • Clarity-

    Amethyst is a transparent stone that is largely free of visible inclusions. Although when present, they may appear like reddish brown needles or angular color banding and can reduce the overall worth of the stone.
  • Cut-

    A finely cut Amethyst looks more bright, color illuminated and can cleverly conceal the inclusions. Faceted stones are more expensive than cabochons because of the wastage and time incurred in the process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amethyst

Amethyst is the birthstone of which month?

Amethyst is the birthstone for people born in the month of February.

What color tone of Amethyst is considered the best?

Amethyst is one of the most popular purple gemstones. It can come in various shades of purple ranging from soft lilac to deep grape colored. The finest specimens of Amethyst are considered to be deep purple or reddish purple with little to no color zoning.

Amethyst of which origin is best for astrological purpose?

Amethyst is found across the world and is mined in many international locations. Amethyst mined from Brazil is best for astrological purposes due to its fine and superior color.

Why is Amethyst so popular?

Amethyst is an extremely popular gem because of its attractive purple color. Other than its color, its durability and affordability also make it a great choice for jewelry and ornamental uses. Furthermore, Amethyst has a wide range of healing properties. Additionally, it is also an astrological substitute for Blue Sapphire in Vedic astrology.

Is Amethyst equally effective as Blue Sapphire?

Amethyst is an astrological substitute or upratna of Blue Sapphire, according to Vedic astrology. Substitute is chosen due to budget limitations. But Substitute is mild, so it takes longer to show results. It may not also provide as good results as the main stone.

Can Amethyst be worn for its healing benefits?

Amethyst is one of the most acclaimed healing stones with loads of benefits. It can be worn as a healing stone without the recommendation of an astrologer. There are no restrictions or limitations in wearing it. It can be worn by any person irrespective of age and gender. You can wear it any time, any day, for as long as you want to get the benefits. One should wear crystals as per their own requirement and purpose.

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