Amethyst is variety of quartz that gets its purple coloring from iron and aluminum. It's an amazing crystal for anyone who is starting out on their spiritual journey as it encourages you to stop and slow down. Amethyst seems to come into our lives when we're ready to remember a part of our spiritual selves. As a crystal it offers guidance in seeing the beauty in life and shows you what makes you blissful. It can make your space a spiritual sanctuary and is great for the bedside table to help with a restful nights sleep. Tell your amethyst your worries and watch them dissipate.