“Oh, Marilla, it’s a perfectly elegant brooch. I think amethysts are just sweet. They are what I used to think diamonds were like. Long ago, before I had ever seen a diamond, I read about them and I tried to imagine what they would be like. I thought they would be lovely glimmering purple stones. When I saw a real diamond in a lady’s ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn’t my idea of a diamond. Will you let me hold the brooch for one minute, Marilla? Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?”
Amethyst is my favourite gemstone & the only “crystal” apart from Rose Quartz that I have ever felt working a la all the woo-woo crystal healing-diff-frequency-vibing hoo-hah. It is most renowned for helping to induce sobriety.
The Ayurvedic astrologers (Indian) claim fascinating healing powers for various gemstones attributed to planets and worn on a particular part of the body…eg; Blue Sapphire, they say, antidotes “the evil effects of Saturn” whilst Cat’s Eye helps bestow “wealth by secret means” and Diamonds can cure uterine diseases.