Origin: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Colour: Terminated crystal faces rouge-red. Crystal interior, a dark purple / smoky quartz.
Typical Appearance: Normally as druzy clusters, in typical amethyst form. However, the crystals faces are completely included / coated by rouge-red hematite. Individual crystals separated from the druze show a dark amethystian / smoky interior.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign (Pisces for amethyst, Capricorn for smoky quartz, Aries and Aquarius for hematite)
Chakra Alignment: All Chakras
Element: Earth, Air and Fire
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the vibrant iron-red of the associated hematite.
Red amethyst combines the properties of amethyst, hematite and smoky quartz, so in a nutshell, it imbues a sense of calm with grounding and protection, the grounding drawing your awareness right down into your feet. At the same time, this unusual combination affects the entire chakra system, clearing, balancing, and creating a sense of flow. When held with the point upwards, the Third Eye is awakened and refined, and blossoms, giving rise to new ideas and new ways of thinking, as well as supporting the development of psychic gifts. The hematite encrustation interrupts the growth pattern of the tip of the crystal, creating a cathedral formation. Through this, when held with the point towards the earth, red amethyst brings a depth of knowledge beyond our normal bounds of awareness, and furthers deep self-reflection. It holds within it a quality of “Christ consciousness”, the melding of the human soul with the divine.