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Can sun damage amethyst?

Hello everyone,

I recently bought an amethyst crystal that I want to use for meditation and general decoration in my room. However, I'm a bit concerned about sun damage on the crystal. I live in a warm and sunny climate, so sunlight is pretty much always present in my room. I'm worried that constant exposure to sunlight might diminish the crystal's color or even damage it in some way.

So, my question is, can sun damage amethyst? Is there any way that I can protect my crystal from the harmful effects of sunlight? I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions on this matter. Thank you in advance!

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I've had a different experience with an amethyst crystal than the previous poster. I live in a warm, sunny climate as well, and I used to keep my amethyst crystal in a windowsill for a few weeks. Unfortunately, I did notice that the color of the crystal became much paler, almost as if the sunlight had drained the vibrant purple hue from the crystal. After some research, I learned that amethysts can lose their color over time when exposed to sunlight or heat.

So, to answer your question, yes, sun damage can potentially harm your amethyst crystals over time. To prevent this, I now keep my amethyst crystal in a shaded area, away from direct sunlight. I also try to avoid handling it too much as the natural oils in our skin could also affect the crystal's color over time.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your crystal!


Hi there,

I've been working with crystals for years, and I can tell you that amethyst is relatively resistant to sun damage. I live in a sunny and hot climate too, and I've never had any issues with my amethyst crystals losing their color or getting damaged due to sun exposure.

However, it's always a good idea to be cautious and take steps to protect your crystals. One thing you can do is to avoid keeping your amethyst in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Instead, you can place it on a windowsill where it gets indirect sunlight or put it in a shaded area of your room.

Another way to protect your amethyst is to cover it with a cloth or a piece of paper when you're not using it. This will prevent sunlight from directly hitting the crystal and causing any damage.

Hope this helps!


Hi there,

I've also worked with amethyst crystals for a long time, and I haven't had any issues with sun damage. However, it's not just sunlight that you need to worry about when it comes to amethysts. Other factors like high temperatures and prolonged exposure to water can also cause damage to the crystal.

One practical solution is to keep the amethyst away from windows or other areas where it could be exposed to sunlight. If you want to keep your amethyst near a window, you can try using UV-protective film on the glass or covering the crystal with a cloth or paper.

In addition, it's best to store your amethyst away from any sources of heat or moisture, like a fireplace or in a humid bathroom. You should also avoid dropping or jostling the crystal, as this can cause chips or fractures.

Overall, while amethysts are relatively resilient, it's best to take proper care of them to maintain their beauty and spiritual properties over time.


Hi everybody,

I have a different perspective on this topic based on my personal experience with amethyst crystals. I live in a hot and sunny climate too, and I've had several amethyst crystals in my house for years, some of which have been exposed to sunlight for long periods.

What I've noticed is that the color of some of my amethyst pieces has faded slightly over time, but not to the point where it's significantly noticeable. In fact, some people prefer the lighter, more pastel shades of amethyst that have been "sun-kissed".

However, I should mention that the amethyst crystals in my possession are good quality and have been maintained well. In addition, I always make sure not to expose them to excessive heat or moisture, as others have mentioned in this thread.

So, in short, while sunlight can potentially damage amethyst crystals, it may not always be a bad thing. As with everything, it depends on the quality and care of the crystals in question, as well as personal preference. Ultimately, it's up to each individual to decide how to best care for their crystals to maintain their spiritual and aesthetic qualities.


Hi all,

I just wanted to add my two cents to this discussion. While it's true that sunlight can damage amethyst, it's important to note that different types of amethyst can react differently.

For example, I have a few amethyst geodes that are highly exposed to sunlight, and they haven't lost their vibrant color at all. On the other hand, I have a few tumbled pieces of amethyst that I kept on my windowsill, and they did lose a bit of their color over time. So, it really depends on the type and quality of the amethyst you have.

In general, though, it's a good idea to keep your amethyst out of direct sunlight to avoid any potential damage. You can also try using a UV-protected glass display case to keep your crystal safe, especially if you live in a very sunny area.

Overall, the best way to preserve the beauty and energy of your amethyst crystal is to take good care of it and handle it with care. Regular cleansing and charging can also help to maintain its spiritual properties over time.



I've been working with amethyst crystals for quite some time and I've noticed that direct sunlight can indeed damage the crystal over time. While it may not happen overnight, prolonged exposure to sunlight can fade or even change the color of the crystal.

To prevent this, I always keep my amethyst crystals in a cool, dark place when I'm not using them. If I want them to be out on display, I make sure to position them in a well-lit but indirect sunlight location, as others have mentioned above. Additionally, I try not to handle the stones too much or for prolonged periods in order to avoid discoloration caused by excessive skin contact.

One other thing to keep in mind is that the quality of the crystal matters as well. High-quality amethyst is more resistant to sun damage than low-quality amethyst. So, it's important to purchase your crystals from reliable sources and to avoid exposing them to any conditions that could cause damage.

I hope this helps, and happy crystal hunting!

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