Amethyst Mala, with Crystal Quartz , finished with an Amethyst guru bead and a natural cotton tassel. Amethyst is one of the most precious and valuable stones belonging to the Quartz family of minerals. Amethyst belongs to the macro crystalline branch of Quartz and owes its violet-purple colour to iron and aluminium impurities. Since purple is considered one of the royal colours, Amethyst has historical importance as an insignia of power. Amethyst is one of the official birthstones for those born in February. The most important Amethyst deposits are in Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia. Healing Properties: Amethyst: Enables spiritual enlistment and effective communication and both stimulates and soothes the mind and emotions. It is associated with the stomach and liver and can relieve headaches, pancreatic disorders, backache, arthritis, and alcoholism.