What is Pink Amethyst?
Pink amethyst is a natural and rare variety of amethyst. It occurs when hematite enters the crystalline structure of an amethyst formation during the irradiation process. It can have a variety of pink hues and has a mineral hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
Spiritually, it is a more gentle and grounded version of purple amethyst. It encourages heart healing and can be a powerful balancer.
It was discovered in 2019 in the south of Argentina. Currently, there is only one existing mine that produces it.
This can make it rather pricey, especially if you’re located far from this country.
However, it can be a worthwhile investment.
This is so because it combines the more spiritual and cerebral components of amethyst with the earthly and protective hematite.
As is the case with pink crystals, their color encourages compassion for those who carry it.
Because of its recent discovery, its healing properties are still to be determined.
The Origin: Where Is Pink Amethyst Found?
Pink Amethyst was discovered in a mine in Patagonia, Argentina, in 2019.
To this date, this is the only natural source where this variety of amethyst can be found.
The History & Lore of Pink Amethyst
There is not much history and lore surrounding this specific variety of amethyst as it appeared only a few years ago.
However, some of the myths surrounding purple amethyst can acquire new meanings when we consider the pink color of this new variety.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that carrying amethyst to battle could keep the wearer clear-headed.
With the color pink (representing compassion, empathy, and love) added, this myth acquires a renewed significance.
Our modern-day battles often take the form of interactions with other people.
To be victorious, we can benefit from increased empathy and diplomacy.
Early Christians associated purple amethyst with Christ.
They believed the crystal shared the healing abilities with this ascended master.
The compassionate component of this new variant gives new relevance to this myth since Christ preached empathy.
Pink is all about empathy.
Amethyst is the stone of the planet Jupiter and the Zodiac sign Pisces.
Because of its hematite presence, it is more grounding than purple amethyst.
This can be a great choice for Pisces natives, who have escapist tendencies and could benefit from staying present.
Description of Pink Amethyst
The name “pink amethyst” is actually scientifically correct.
Scientists studied its properties and determined that, of all varieties of quartz, it was closest to amethyst.
Pink Amethyst is thus a member of the Quartz family, most specifically amethyst.
As such, its main component is silicon dioxide.
It acquires some of its colors from the irradiation of iron during its formation.
The component that makes it unique is hematite.
Hematite entered the crystalline formation of the stone at some point during its formation.
This fusion between silicon dioxide, iron, and hematite took thousands of years.
More rarely, some specimens of pink amethyst can contain manganese.
It has a mineral hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, which makes it a durable stone for jewelry.
The mineral forms a trigonal system and it can be transparent, translucent, or opaque.
It’s non-splitting. It has conchoidal and splintery fracture properties. Its shine can range from glassy to oily.
It can range in color from deep, dark pink hues to pale lilac-pink, mauve-pink, and almost-red pink.
These varying hues are due to the level of iron present during its formation as well as varying levels of hematite and Manganese.
How to Identify Pink Amethyst?
Sadly, Pink Amethyst is easy to fake by dying other varieties of Quartz pink or exposing purple amethyst to slight heat treatment.
The reason why it’s easy to fake is because of the crystalline structure of the crystal, which happens to be rather simple.
It’s often hard to tell the difference.
Some key aspects to take into account are the price and the location.
This pink crystal is rare. It’s only found in a single mine in the whole world.
If you are geographically located far from the South of Argentina, you should expect this crystal to be pricey due to its cost of shipping.
You may also ask the seller where they source this crystal from. If they tell you anything other than Argentina, it’s a fake piece.
Types of Amethyst
Pink Amethyst is one type of Amethyst. Other varieties of this stone include:
● Purple Amethyst, which is the most common
● Amethyst Cacoxenite
● Black Amethyst
● Brandberg Amethyst
● Chevron Amethyst
● Elestial Amethyst
● Red-Tipped Amethyst
● Spirit Amethyst
● Vera Cruz Amethyst
● Green Amethyst (or Prasiolite)
● Rose du Maroc Amethyst
● Rose de France Amethyst
Pink Amethyst Birthstone Meaning & History
Amethyst is the birthstone of February in both traditional and contemporary birthstone lists.
This is so because there’s a myth in which Saint Valentine is linked to the crystal.
This saint gives his name to the February holiday Valentine’s Day.
According to some legends, he wore an Amethyst ring carved with an image of Cupid.
Pink Amethyst is a more unique variation of this birthstone.
It’s ideal for your loved ones who were born in February and could use some grounding and loving energy.
Amethyst is also a traditional gift for a couple’s sixth wedding anniversary.
Giving them this pink crystal is giving them an opportunity to explore divine love within their union.
Pink Amethyst Treatment
How to Clean and Care for Pink Amethyst
As is the case with all types of Amethyst, Pink Amethyst is incredibly sensitive to both sunlight and heat.
Direct exposure to either of those can end up making it lose its color, which diminishes its value.
To prevent this, store it in a cool place when you’re not using it, preferably inside a box with a lid.
Don’t expose it to direct sunlight for more than a couple of hours.
Sudden changes in temperature of any kind can cause pink amethyst to fracture, so bear this in mind.
It can also be damaged by chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid, ammonium fluoride, and alkaline solutions.
If you plan to clean a piece with anything other than water, check the ingredients of what you are mixing with water first.
Never steam-clean pink amethyst, as the risk of ruining the piece by using this method is high due to the crystal’s sensitivity to heat.
Pink Amethyst that isn’t part of a jewelry piece, such as tumbled pieces, raw pieces, or parts of a geode, is safe to cleanse with water.
Using running water so that the spiritual debris leaves through the drainage system is ideal.
Do not mix salt and water, as this can ruin the crystal.
If the pink crystal is part of a jewelry piece, do not expose it to large amounts of water.
The stone will be fine, but the metal around it will start to deteriorate, especially if you repeat this practice over a long period of time.
Instead, you can do Reiki on it if you’re a Reiki practitioner.
You may do a visualization exercise and imagine the jewelry piece surrounded by a purple light.
You may pray over it or do sound cleansing as well.
Burying it in a bowl of raw rice overnight also works.
Remember not to eat this rice. You may reuse it to cleanse other pieces, but make sure to dispose of it after a week or so.
You may also burn cleansing herbs like rosemary or resins like sandalwood and expose the piece to the smoke.
Make sure there is an open door so the spiritual negativity can be carried out of the house by the smoke.
If you or someone in your household is asthmatic, opt for another method, as the smoke may be harmful.
Beware of pets such as cats. They have smaller lungs than humans, and thus, have a lower tolerance for smoke.
Pink Amethyst can benefit from being charged as well, especially if you feel its energy is weak.
To do so, opt for moonlight as sunlight can damage its color. You can also bury it in your garden for a couple of days.
Buyers’ Guide: Tips & Advice
There is no standard quality-grading scale for amethyst in general, though some companies make up their own.
Especially with such a rare variety, the tolerance for imperfections may be higher.
To tell the quality of the piece, you can look at these details:
Pink Amethyst Quality Factors
The darker the pink hue of the piece, the better the quality.
Color is of the highest regard when determining the quality of this specific type of amethyst.
Do not purchase pink amethyst with brownish or bronze hues.
A high-quality piece will have a low level of zoning, as well as a high level of clarity.
What is zoning, though? It is the visual presentation of angular zones of darker to lighter colors.
If the piece you’re evaluating is faceted, you can tell the level of zoning by placing it face-down on a white surface.
However, remember that pink amethyst is rare.
Experts may tolerate some imperfections in color in ways that wouldn’t be acceptable if this were a regular, purple amethyst.
Clarity has to do with the level of inclusions of other elements.
If the level of inclusions is so minimal that you can’t perceive them with the human eye, we call the piece “eye clean.”
If the color is mostly uniform and the piece is eye clean, you’re in the presence of a truly rare and valuable specimen of pink amethyst.
Some of the more imperfect pieces when it comes to visible inclusions are cut into cabochons or fashioned into beads.
Pieces of even lower quality may be used for carving.
The higher quality ones tend to be faceted.
This is so because a faceted piece will display its beauty and high-quality characteristics in the best way.
The facet patterns vary. They may follow a triangular or kite-shaped arrangement.
These arrangements receive the name “brilliant cuts.” They may also be faceted in rows of concentric parallel faceting (these receive the name of “step cuts”).
There are also faceting patterns that mix characteristics of both patterns we have just described – the “mixed cuts.”
Amethyst in general doesn’t show a dramatic increase in price as the carat number becomes larger.
Pink Amethyst Healing Properties
As Pink Amethyst was discovered very recently, there’s not much reliable information available today on its healing properties.
Most trustworthy knowledge about the properties of gems we have access to comes from the fact that many cultures around the world, at different points in history, have tried to decipher the properties of the stones around them.
Some disparate cultures have come up with the same conclusions about some stones – this is the reliable information we tend to work with.
However, we can use our knowledge of the energy vibration of the color pink and what we know about the energy of hematite to get to know its vibration.
Pink amethyst is a member of the quartz family, so cancer patients and pregnant people should avoid it.
Why? Quartz in general is a powerful amplifier of energy.
It’ll amplify whatever is close to it – including cancerous tumors.
The amount of energy can also (in rare cases) induce early labor.
Physical Healing Properties
As pink can help you harmonize your heart chakra, Pink Amethyst can help you keep your heart, blood, and circulatory system healthy.
This is so if it’s worn over time and, of course, if you complement its use with proper medical advice and treatment.
Pink Amethyst helps to treat conditions that have their origin in stress, such as gut health issues or high blood pressure.
This is so because it helps you find balance as it acts simultaneously on the Upper Chakras and the Heart Chakra.
The Heart Chakra acts as a bridge between the Upper Chakras and the Lower chakras.
The Upper Chakras deal with the channels of communication we have with Divinity.
The Lower Chakras, on the other hand, deal with our connection to the physical world.
Linked to the Christian myths around Amethyst and the soothing qualities of pink amethyst in particular, it can aid in the healing of wounds – both literal and metaphorical.
Do not place it directly on wounds, just place it by the proximity of the person who was hurt.
Rubbing moistened amethyst on skin imperfections like pimples is a popular folk remedy.
The crystal’s association with the color pink, which is related to beauty, can make them particularly effective for this purpose.
Like its purple counterpart, it can aid with migraines, tension headaches, and minor headaches.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
Pink Amethyst is very effective to treat stress, nerves, burnout, and anxiety.
This even applies to acute states of anxiety – of course, combined with the appropriate therapy.
It restores balance and helps you stay calm.
It can also help its wearer be less judgemental and more open to new ideas.
This is especially so if combined with fellow Argentine stone rhodochrosite.
As it does not induce sleep, you can wear it during the day to keep your anxiety in check during your daily activities.
Pink Amethyst, because of its hematite component, also promotes a feeling of groundedness.
To be fully present, you need to stay grounded.
However, we can end up in states of ungroundedness due to various circumstances.
How do you know if you feel ungrounded? You may feel tired all the time.
You may have trouble sleeping well at night, or getting to sleep at all. You may find it hard to focus on the task at hand.
Feeling ungrounded can even manifest as physical symptoms such as feeling shaky or sweating profusely.
Constant contact with Pink Amethyst can encourage you to stay grounded. It can even help you during difficult situations and help you get grounded when you need to.
Pink Amethyst can also be a huge ally when learning to cope with anger in healthy ways.
It can help you let go of anger and emotions that negatively impact your mental health.
It can also help people who have recently experienced trauma, as well as people who have PTSD or who are grieving.
If you suffer from mental instability in general, carrying pink amethyst with you can help you.
This is so because it’s a potent balancer. Of course, this doesn’t replace medication.
Because of this reason, it can help people with a borderline personality disorder or who are bipolar.
It is a great choice for teenagers, who often experience mood swings due to their hormonal levels.
Pink Amethyst contains hematite. Hematite is very effective for protecting the wearer from negative energies.
Pink Amethyst, therefore, can help you keep your aura or your home safe from negativity.
This applies to the negativity present in the people you interact with, the places you visit, or the objects you hold.
It can keep spiritual larvae, entities, and energy vampires away.
It can also help you restore your vital energy after a psychic attack or hex.
Grounding also plays an important role in many, if not all, spiritual practices.
Many Divination practices integrate a grounding ritual at the beginning. It is believed that this helps enhance intuition.
Grounding is also considered of vital importance after interacting with the spirit world.
Practitioners will regularly perform grounding rituals after they have contact with the spirit world to stay safe from interfering energies.
Spiritual Healing Properties
Pink Amethyst can lead its wearer to become more forgiving and less resentful.
This is so because it combines the energetic properties of amethyst and the color pink.
Amethyst promotes transmutation.
This means that the lower vibrational energies in your energetic field will turn into higher vibrations when in contact with this crystal.
The powerful energy of the color pink promotes love and compassion.
Pink Amethyst and Rose Quartz share some energetic properties, however, there are also some key differences.
Both crystals help us keep our Heart Chakra open and work in harmony with the rest of the chakras.
They also help us gently discover any emotional pain we may be holding onto and gradually heal it.
However, while Rose Quartz amplifies, Pink Amethyst harmonizes.
Over time, continual exposition to this crystal can lead you to be more compassionate and to understand the nature of Divine Love.
It will lead you to recognize it within yourself and others.
Working with pink amethyst can help you forgive on a soul level and release karmic ties with people who have wronged you, either in this lifetime or in others.
Pink Amethyst undoubtedly belongs to the Lunar or Feminine Polarity.
As such, it presents a model of this polarity for your soul to emulate.
You can use it to heal your soul’s Inner Lunar or Feminine wounds.
These wounds can manifest as shame, difficulty saying “no”, and feelings of unworthiness, among other unhealthy behaviors.
It is a more moderate version of amethyst. It fosters intuition.
Differently from purple amethyst, the intuition it encourages is an intuition rooted in groundedness and the gift of a new perspective of your own life.
It is also far more gentle than its purple counterpart.
This makes it effective for people who may present some extra difficulty during processes of transformation and need to go slow.
How to Use Pink Amethyst
Though pricey, Pink Amethyst is an excellent choice for jewelry that is certainly worth the investment.
Wear it as a necklace to benefit from its connections to Divine Love and to foster feelings of compassion.
A pink amethyst necklace can also drive you to be more forgiving in general.
A pink amethyst necklace with a shorter chain or even on a choker can help you be loving when using your words.
This is ideal for those of you that have careers that require you to be compassionate with patients, clients, or students.
It can also be helpful for those of you who are raising children or looking after elderly relatives.
Wear it as a ring on your right hand to offer grounding love and compassion to others.
Wearing a Pink Amethyst ring on this hand can help you make decisions and take actions that are informed by compassion and empathy.
Wearing a Pink Amethyst ring on your left hand, on the other hand, will provide you with extra support and a soothing feeling in your everyday life.
This is ideal for people who are hurting or grieving.
If you would especially benefit from the physical healing properties of Pink Amethyst, opt for a bracelet.
The energy point located at the wrist directs the energy straight to the bloodstream.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, a pink amethyst bracelet could be the ideal addition to your jewelry collection.
They also make exceptional gems for earrings as they offer a sense of balance and calm.
In the Home and Office
As we have previously mentioned, there is some lore out there that says purple amethyst can keep those who wear it clear-headed in battle.
If we add to it the diplomatic, harmonizing properties of the color pink, it offers a wonderful addition to work or financial interpersonal exchanges.
You can carry pink amethyst to a business meeting to have a harmonious exchange with a co-worker, potential business partner, boss, or investor.
Keep pink amethyst in offices where decisive meetings happen, or where important decisions are made.
This crystal can also prevent nightmares and aid in lucid dreaming. Thus, it makes an excellent addition to your nightstand.
You may also keep them in your living room or any other room where people tend to gather, as the pink in the stone will make the exchanges that take place to be more harmonious.
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Despite its rarity, pink amethyst is worth the investment.
This is so because the crystal acts as a bridge between the Divine and the earthly.
It generally seems to promote more loving, harmonious interactions because of its pink color.