The Stone of Serenity and Spiritual Transformation.


The Stone of Serenity and Spiritual Transformation.

Amethyst, with its enchanting violet hue, is a natural stone that has captivated humanity for centuries. Valued for its beauty and metaphysical properties, this variety of quartz is a must-have for natural stone enthusiasts. In this page, we explore the origins, benefits, and various uses of Amethyst, a treasure of nature.


Amethyst is primarily mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Zambia, and India. Its unique color ranges from pale to deep purple, due to the presence of iron and other minerals in its crystals.


Amethyst is known for its multiple benefits, including :

Mental Soothing : It helps calm the mind, promoting clarity of thought and concentration.

Emotional Balance : It is useful in managing strong emotions and stress.

Spiritual Purification : It helps cleanse the aura and elevate the spirit.

Protection : It is often used for protection against negative energies.

Creativity Stimulation : It inspires imagination and creativity.

Covered needs

Amethyst meets various emotional and spiritual needs :

The need for calm and serenity.

The search for emotional balance.

The desire for spiritual and energetic protection.

The aspiration for greater creativity and inspiration.

Birth month

While Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February, it can be worn by anyone wishing to benefit from its soothing and purifying properties.

Zodiac signs

Amethyst is particularly linked to the signs of Pisces, Aquarius, Sagittarius, and Capricorn, but it is beneficial for all astrological signs.

Associated Chakra(s)

This stone is closely associated with the third-eye chakra (Ajna) and the crown chakra (Sahasrara), promoting intuition, spiritual wisdom, and connection to higher planes of consciousness.


To preserve the integrity and energy of crystals, careful and regular purification is essential, choosing methods that are suitable for their sensitivity.

Among the various techniques available, such as using water, salt, or earth, we particularly recommend smudging and the indirect use of salt. These two methods are ideal for all types of crystals, especially those sensitive to water and salt. They prevent potential damage caused by direct contact with water or salt, offering a safe and effective way to gently cleanse your crystals.

Adopting these indirect purification techniques ensures not only the preservation of the physical structure of the crystals but also the maintenance of their energetic purity and properties.


To revitalize and enhance the energy of crystals optimally, recharging is just as crucial as purification.

This practice aims to restore the intrinsic energy of crystals, increasing their effectiveness in various uses, whether therapeutic, spiritual, or meditative. Exposure to natural light, such as the soothing moonlight or the invigorating sunlight, is often recommended for its effectiveness.

There are also other methods such as burying crystals in the earth, using clusters of quartz, geodes, selenite plates, as well as Tibetan or crystal singing bowls.

To avoid altering the properties of your crystals (cracks, corrosion, discoloration...), we recommend using exposure to the light of the full moon. This gentle and safe method ensures the preservation of your crystals' integrity, while being suitable for all types of crystals, thus maintaining their vitality and energetic effectiveness.


Amethyst gets its name from the Greek "amethystos," meaning "sober." This gem was once renowned as an effective remedy against drunkenness.

According to Greek mythology, Dionysus (or Bacchus in ancient Rome), the god of wine, desired a nymph named Amethystos, who, however, wished to preserve her chastity. She implored the help of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and a symbol of purity, who answered her prayer by transforming her into a white stone block, thus saving her from Dionysus. Offended, Dionysus poured wine over the stone, coloring the crystals a shade of purple.

This stone was particularly favored by Queen Margot, who owned a residence near Chateauneuf-les-Bains, a place famous for its amethyst mines, highly prized by jewelers.

In the past, it was common to serve wine in cups made of amethyst, which intensified the wine's color. As the guests became intoxicated, the wine was discreetly replaced with water, exploiting the belief in amethyst's ability to prevent drunkenness.

Considered a symbol of wisdom and devotion, amethyst has traditionally been used for episcopal rings since the Middle Ages, earning it the nickname "bishop's stone." Furthermore, knights setting off on crusades often wore an amethyst attached to their rosary.

Amethyst is a multifaceted stone, offering both beauty and spiritual depth. Whether used for meditation, energetic protection, or simply for its aesthetic, Amethyst is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enrich their collection of natural stones.

Natural Stone & Crystal Shop in Olhão

Our shop is located in Olhão, in the Algarve, between the train station and the Algartalhos supermarket, just a stone's throw from the Avenida da República and the historic center.

Here you will find wonderful stones carefully selected and sourced ethically with extra quality as well as some rare pieces.

Discover our handmade jewelry which includes original and personalized creations such as the life path bracelet. We also have a range of products and accessories for energizing water.

Lastly, you will also find smudging products as well as yoga mats, beautiful jewelry boxes, and many other wonders selected with love.