Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone with power in tranquility and balancing emotions. Chevron Amethyst is similar in energy to regular Amethyst, even sharing vibrational patterns and metaphysical capabilities.
One of the main differences between the two is characterized by it's appearance! Chevron Amethyst has white quartz banding, usually appearing in a V or chevron pattern, but can also appear as thin white lines that look like fractures throughout the stone. Chevron Amethyst combines the metaphysical powers between Quartz and the stress-relieving properties of Amethyst, lessening ones resistance on your path to self-discovery. This stone is often said to be stronger and more powerful, especially with higher chakras, focusing often on the third eye and crown chakras. These stones are often confused, but anyone looking for a powerful variety of Amethyst will find a great candidate in Chevron! Regular amethysts are great for a gift as February birthstones, as well as a general mood stabilizer.
History of Amethyst
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz that forms in the presence of heat and pressure. It is named after the Greek word amethystos, which means "not drunk." The name comes from the belief that drinking wine out of an amethyst cup could prevent intoxication. Amethyst has been used throughout history as a symbol of sobriety, peace and spirituality. Ancient Egyptians believed it had healing powers when worn as jewelry or placed in tombs; they also thought it was an antidote against poison! In ancient Greece, amethyst was thought to strengthen one's memory and guard against nightmares; Roman soldiers wore amethysts for protection on their journeys into battle because they believed these stones would protect them from harm (and maybe even help keep them sober).
History of Chevron Amethyst
The history of this stone is a bit more obscure than that of its purple counterpart. It's believed that the first amethyst mines were located in northern Brazil and southern Africa, but it wasn't until the late 1800s that they were discovered in North America.
The symbolism behind this gemstone is similar to that of its cousin: both are associated with spirituality and healing properties. However, because chevron amethyst has been used less often than traditional purple amethysts (due to its rarity), there isn't as much lore surrounding its meaning or use in jewelry pieces--though there are still plenty of great options out there if you're looking for something special!