A jewel coveted by spiritual leaders and royalty for thousands of years, Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz mined at many locations throughout the world. Amethyst ranges in color from pink lilac to deep purple; the deeper colors are generally more valuable. In 1652, a fine amethyst was as valuable as a diamond - that value was maintained until large exports from Brazil reduced their value.
Amethyst is a spiritual stone, a stone of peace, with no known negative effects. Though powerful as single stone, Amethyst is most beneficial when collected in a group, powerful enough to cleanse other stones of their negative energies as well as recharging them.
If you are drawn to Amethyst it may indicate that you are feeling exhausted, stressed, or are experiencing recent difficulties and can use the stone to grant yourself gentle love until your energy flows free once more.