Curious Minds Did You Know? Rubies, sapphires and emeralds are all rarer than diamonds.
Amethyst is a lilac to purple variety of the mineral Quartz. It forms beautiful crystals inside volcanic lava bubbles known as geodes. Due to its beautiful colour, Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
Amethyst Clusters are pieces of geodes which have been broken open to reveal their beautiful colours. The name amethyst is Greek and means ‘intoxicated’ because the ancient Greeks believed the crystals protected against drunkenness!