Heat Treated Amethyst Is Still Amethyst



A lot of times, many come across some really dark citrine or almost black smoky quartz. Those are actually heat-treated amethysts and many collectors snub their noses at these ‘fakes’.But these are still real crystals.  Let me explain.


What Is Quartz?


Quartz is a chemical compound consisting of one part silicon and two parts oxygen. It is silicon dioxide (SiO2). It has a hexagonal crystal system (6 sides). They are literally made up of hexagons that become 3D structures that have high vibrational frequencies

Hexagons have 6 sides and the number 6 actually represents balance, love, truth, and harmony. It helps us find solutions in a calm way. It also represents enlightenment–part that helps light our path in the darker areas of our life that require balance.

It’s helical spiral crystalline form enables it to store information like a computer. This is why its often found in computers, watches, and other communication devices. With this being stated, you can program a quartz to do just about anything on an energetic level.

Including vibrating with the properties of an amethyst or citrine or smoky quartz.

Fake Citrines and Smoky Quartz


Many of the snobs considered a heat-treated amethyst to be fake because it’s been treated or changed. However, it’s still a quartz crystal–with the properties of amethyst included.

So if you find one of these ‘fakes’ realize they are not fake at all, just different. And being quartz, they can vibrate with the properties of citrine, smoky quartz, amethyst and clear quartz all at once. You can even program it to resonate as an emerald even. I’ve done this with quartz in a pinch when I didn’t have a crystal for a specific need.

This is why quartz is known as the Master Healer. It’s so versatile in it’s healing abilities. Any crystal containing quartz in it will have this ability. And considering quartz is the most abundant mineral on the planet, that’s a lot of different crystals.




  • Quartz is Hexagonal
  • Hexagonal meaning 6 sided.
  • 6 Represents balance.
  • Quartz can be programmed with any intent for spiritual work.
  • Quartz is the most abundant mineral on the planet meaning it’s in everything.
  • Amethyst, Citrine and Smoky Quartz are all types of quartz crystal.



Quartz is a super versatile mineral that can be cleared of stored energy and re-programmed to suite any spiritual need. Spiritual meaning vibrational, not religious. So any heat treated amethyst, which is a form of quartz, is just as good as the real thing. No need to be snobs or worried that you got a fake. If it’s plastic, then yeah, it’s a real fake. But if it’s quartz, you’re fine.