Amethyst is one of my favorite stones for many reasons. It’s my birthstone, it’s purple (my second favorite color), and it has so many benefits. It relieves anxiety, stress, and clears your mind of negativity. It keeps you calm and is a great asset to meditation. If you’re a fan of crystals, this should definitely be one that you keep close. Amethyst is seen in certain cultures as a stone for protection. In other cultures, it’s used for spiritual rituals. It’s a versatile gem and every culture views it differently.