Pink Amethyst was recently discovered in Patagonia, Argentina in a mine known as El Chiquada in 2019. This place is one of the most used mining sites in the region. Within it, pink amethyst has been forming for some thousands of years, just waiting for keen eyes to spot it. Because pink amethyst is only found at this mining site, it is considered to be a very rare crystal.
- Approximate Measurements -
Weight: 7 lbs.
Weight: 9 lbs.
- Pink Amethyst vs Amethyst -
Geologists have spent a lot of time examining pink amethyst stone and were able to conclude early on that this new crystal is closer to amethyst than any other major mineral. Pink amethyst occurs when Hematite enters into the crystalline formation of the stone, whilst still under the Earth. This gives pink amethyst its distinguished color relative to regular amethyst, which is typically a vibrant purple. Many see pink amethyst as the softer and more feminine version of regular amethyst. Despite being softer, pink amethyst is no less powerful, and it can definitely be an advantage to have both of these stones in your collection.
- Pink Amethyst vs Rose Quartz-
Despite looking uncannily alike, pink amethyst and rose quartz are very different crystals. Rose quartz gets its color from manganese, titanium and iron entering into the structure during formation. Pink amethyst gets it from Hematite.
Differences aside, both of these stones are heart-workers and just want this energy center to be open and flourishing. Our hearts tend to hold a lot of pain, especially pain we don’t even realize we are harboring, so working with either of these stones can be beneficial in this regard.
The difference is that pink amethyst is concerned with opening the heart and restoring its most basic functions, so that you can start to enjoy life from this newfound perspective. Rose quartz, on the other hand, is more of a heart-space amplifier, working to attract and enhance the essence of love as it is perceived by the heart itself. These two crystals are like two sides of the same coin. There is great individual benefit in working with them on their own, but perhaps enjoying them simultaneously could mean the end of all your heart-space blues.
- Pink Amethyst Chakra -
Pink amethyst is able to stimulate three chakras simultaneously. This is not common, as most stones generally only work closely with one chakra. Pink amethyst works with the heart chakra, the third eye chakra and the crown chakra. It is particularly instrumental in opening up the heart after it has been deeply wounded, either through grief or trauma.