Amethyst was originally worn as an amulet against drunkenness and to instill a sober, serious mind. It has a Moh’s Hardness of 7.
Amethyst may fade with long exposure to sunlight. Ultrasonic cleaning is usually safe but avoid acids, alkalies, steamers, and strong heat.
When squeezed, amethyst becomes electrically charged. It is one of the oldest gemstones known to man with crystal objects dating back to prehistoric man. It is reported to have healing properties with headaches, sciatica, and the pancreas.