Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones for a reason. Amethyst is a purple-hued quartz stone that's durable, beautiful, and full of beneficial energy. Amethyst is cut into stone or tumbled to make beads for all types of jewelry, and some people use uncut amethyst crystals for healing and energy work.
Amethyst quartz comes in shades ranging from orchid to grape to indigo. Amethyst stones may also be banded with creamy lines of white. The stone has been used for thousands of years, and both British and Russian royal families have included amethyst jewelry pieces in their collections of historic treasures.