The Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that can be found in the center of special rocks known as geodes. The Amethyst is also a type of quartz. This violet gemstone is mined in places such as Brazil , Uruguay , Sri Lanka , Siberia, Canada , India, Bolivia and Argentina. In the US, however, most of the Amethyst comes from Zambia. When determining its value, collectors tend to judge the richness of color. The Amethyst represents the 6th and 17th wedding anniversary, and can help with emotional challenges thanks to its healing energy.