WHY DO WE USE AN AMETHYST STONE?
The Amethyst stone is the rarest and yet most popular form of quartz found in this world.
If you’re lucky enough to be born in February, its even your birthstone! But neither of these are the reason TJK chose this wonderful crystal for their Scented Organic Hair Oil and Hair Perfume.
According to Greek mythology, Amethyst was the name of a young virgin who became the object of wrath of the Greek God Dionysus after he became intoxicated with red wine. When Amethyst cried out to Goddess Diana for help, she immediately turned the girl into a white, shimmering stone (quartz). When Dionysus realised what had happened and felt remorse for his actions, his tears dripped into his goblet of red wine. The goblet overturned, and the red wine spilled all over the white rock, saturating it until it became the purple quartz that is now known as Amethyst.
Amethyst has also been said to have many attributes throughout history, and all of them good. The stone was thought to quicken intelligence, control evil musings, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is inscribed on the jewel. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth your highest, purest aspirations. Sobriety and control over one’s thoughts were all said to be attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem would guard against the anger of passion, and the violent or base nature of its wearer. The stone encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.