Found abundantly, its purest form is colorless but in Amethysts of a fine quality, you can see vivid and dark tones of purple, reddish-purple and hues of bluish-purple. A coarse grained type of silica mineral quartz, the ‘Elevator’ gem raises spiritual powers and brings a higher consciousness. Amethyst is the birthstone of Aquarius (water bearer), and is the anniversary gem of the 4th and 6th year of marriage. It has a great effect on the brain, pituitary glands, endocrinal and immune systems. A good energizer and cleanser, works well for meditation, intuition and healing. They look great in Victorian styled jewelry and as rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.