Chevron Amethyst belongs to the quartz group of minerals with purple hue bearing prominent white stripes. Banded Amethyst contains manganese in its structure imparting violet tinge to the stone. The brightness of the purple color depends on the amount of iron in amethyst. Chemically SiO2, this gemstone has a vitreous luster with weak bluish fluorescence. The hexagonal crystal possesses a specific gravity of 2.65 with non-existent cleavage planes. Streaked diffusely with white color, it has a Moh’s hardness score of 7. Chevron Amethyst is widespread in areas specific for Amethyst especially the Russian and Indian regions as well as in Brazil, Madagascar, Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Myanmar, Namibia, South Africa and the USA. Being very brittle in terms of tenacity, the gemstone undergoes conchoidal fractures. This trigonal lavender crystal has a transparent to translucent transparency.
As the liquid form of the hot magma turns cool, it transforms the volcanic eruptive bubbling liquid into igneous rock. Meanwhile, gaseous or liquid silica particles convert to a solid state. The bubbles of the boiling acid transform into hollow spaces of the crystalline structure. Quartz crystal derives its sleek surface from the cooling of liquid silica acid, not from bubbling gas. If a solo bubble cools down at different rates, various shades of violet occur in Chevron Amethyst. Owing very low amount of iron in bubbling gaseous form of silica, Snow Quartz banding takes place in the structure of the Chevron variety of Amethyst.
With a vibration number of 3, some believe that the gemstone synchronizes with the third eye, therefore promoting intuition and vision regarding all types of existent planes. Aura cleansing and psychic boost is said to occur with this stone’s possession. Enhancing introspection, this gemstone deepens meditation and guides to favorable communication. Belonging to the tectosilicate group of minerals, it dominates Aquarius and Capricorn zodiac signs.
People who use stones for healing believe that this gemstone heals bruises, hemorrhages in the brain, acne, headaches, digestive ailments, ear problems, emphysema, cancer, eczema, endocrine dysfunction and herpetic infections. The stone also aids in overcoming addictive tendencies like smoking and alcoholism. Wrinkles and psoriasis diminish with this stone’s possession. On a psychological level, this gemstone alleviates fright, night terror especially nightmares and over-indulgence. This stone also increases the memorizing skills of the bearer.
The stone is further believed to dispel negativity in the wearer’s life. It also presumably enforces motivation, love, high awareness and wisdom. Telekinesis, harmony, sense of higher self and focused vision is thrust upon the bearer of Chevron Amethyst. Alternatively known as Cape Amethyst, the stone repels all kinds of resistive forces to change. Often employed by crystal healers, it fills the holes in the wearer’s aura with Divine forces and achieves the state of self-awareness.