Amethyst is a variation of quartz found and only naturally forms in the middle east, and the most northern part of Africa. It’s rare purple colour and mineral composition are just a few of the factors making it a highly enticing and favourable crystal. Furthermore, it is one of the most famous and valuable member of the quartz family. Anciently it was renowned to possess healing powers and for its sobering effect of indulgence. It is a highly durable gemstone and it is very difficult to scratch, however care should be taken to avoid bumps during wear.