Black amethyst derives its colouring and properties from the fact that it contains a much higher count of iron inclusions than most other crystals.
It is the iron that makes the stone appear dark grey/black.
Similar to amethyst, black amethyst crystal is a natural reliever of stress and anxiety and emanates an energy that is calming and nurturing. In a sense, black amethyst is the ultimate grounder and protector of all the stones. Since it opens the mind while connecting you to the Earth’s natural goodness and wonder, it is a crystal often used for meditation purposes.
What Is Black Amethyst?
Just like amethyst and pink amethyst, black amethyst is a member of the quartz family. This means black amethyst is a crystal with a silica base, but with many more minerals included which are responsible for the correlation between the various stones.
Furthermore, black amethyst occurs in formations similar to that of purple amethyst. This refers to raw and natural crystal clusters that is often seen as standing clusters or in caves.
While many black amethyst geodes contain tiny and even microscopic crystals, there are also bigger crystals present. The many tiny crystals all point outwards while occurring on a matrix stone.
The inclusion of high deposits of iron means that black amethyst has properties additional to those found in purple amethyst.
What Is the Meaning Of Black Amethyst?
Black amethyst draws most of its meaning from being a grounding crystal.
It works powerfully with the higher chakras and as such, can help awaken and open the third eye. It is also particularly meaningful for helping ward off psychic attacks.
This makes black amethyst particularly powerful for keeping you focused and of a clear mind during the meditation process. It is also a natural reliever of physical pain in the body.
It is mainly the combination of Hematite mixed with the other fabulous properties of amethyst that makes black amethyst such a powerful crystal with so much meaning.
Benefits And Healing Properties Of Black Amethyst
Black amethyst is all about the complete healing of the body –emotional, physical, and spiritual.
This is because it’s an amazingly grounding crystal with the capacity to raise one’s spiritual awareness. Often used in meditation, it is a powerful aid for keeping one’s focus while relaxing the mind and soul.
Black amethyst can even help ward off physical attacks and bodily harm.
The birthstone for those born in February, black amethyst aids the Crown Chakra, Earth Star Chakra, Root Chakra, and Third Eye Chakra. Its elements are wind and earth and it’s governed by the planet Uranus.
It is also a great crystal for empaths, as it creates a protective shield around its wearer. As such, it shields not only the physical body from harm but also the aura.
For those suffering from addictions, black amethyst is a powerful help for overcoming unhealthy habits. It furthermore aids rest and relaxation, which in turn, helps the addict to rid themselves of negative habits and vibes.
Another amazing, and perhaps unique benefit, is that black amethyst is a powerful reliever of migraine headaches. According to spiritualists, migraine headaches occur whenever an excess of energy enters the Crown and Third Eye Chakras. Since it then fails to flow naturally downwards, it creates a migraine headache. It is the inclusion of hematite in black amethyst that aids the flow of this excess of energy harboured in the upper Chakras of the body.
How To Use Black Amethyst
Black amethyst is often used for clearing pain all over the body.
Here’s how to use black amethyst:
- Use black amethyst by coupling it with black tourmaline double terminated crystal.
- First, clear your natural space by cleansing it with sage or any other environment-cleansing crystal.
- Now lay down and place the point of the black amethyst above your head. Be sure to point the black amethyst crystal downwards toward your Crown Chakra.
- Next, place a large double-terminated black crystal under your feet as well as between them. Be sure to place the crystals in such a way that they point downwards as well as upwards in order to align them with your spine.
- Now close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply in and out. Envision the healing properties of the black amethyst entering and passing through your body and back out through the soles of your feet. You could also try to play calming music while doing this for an additional sense of relaxation.
- Finally, by using your dominant hand, position the point of the black amethyst crystal over the areas where you’re experiencing pain and/or discomfort. Now point the tip upwards to allow the negative energies to leave your body. During the process, be sure to keep a window open to clear the air of negative and unwanted energies.
Where Is Black Amethyst From?
Most deposits of black amethyst are found in Brazil and Uruguay. In these locations, they commonly occur either as clusters or as small geodes.
There is also a variety of black amethyst found in India. Here, it is typically mined mixed with white quartz. Black amethyst mined in India typically shows visible red hematite running like a thread throughout the stone.
The inclusion of these additional minerals means black amethyst contains properties not typically found in purple amethyst, and as such, black amethyst can have different metaphysical properties and uses.
Is Black Amethyst Real Amethyst?
Yes, black amethyst is real and actual amethyst.
While the inclusion of hematite gives the stone its distinct dark colour, when looked at through a ray of light, one can actually still see colourings of dark purple and violet.
Again, telling the difference between fake black amethyst and the real deal is easy. Real black amethyst will be clear to the eye without the presence of bubbles beneath the surface.
How Much Is Black Amethyst Worth?
Black amethyst, just like its purple variant, isn’t at all expensive.
Prices typically range between $20 and $30 per carat. Particularly clear and fine pieces can reach around $40 per carat.
Looking for a little black gemstone magic? Then this is the crystal for you!