The Amethyst is mainly a stone of spiritual protection and purification. It is a cardinal Wind element stone, therefore the Wind element stimulates the mind, the intuitive and psychic abilities, and one’s connection to the spiritual realms.
Greek Origins: The name “Amethyst” comes from a Greek word meaning “not drunken” and an ancient Greek myth explains its derivation: The god Bacchus, angry because of an insult, decreed that the first person he met would be eaten by his tigers. The unfortunate person happened to be Amethyst, on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. When the tigers sprang, Diana transformed the girl into a clear transparent crystal. In remorse, Bacchus poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, thus giving the gem its beautiful purple color. The Greeks believed that the Amethyst would prevent intoxication, calm anger and relieve frustrated passion.
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Recommendation: we suggest not to change stone on your bag too often as this may affect the delicate condition of the leather draw string.