♫ I will fight for the world I was made in! The Earth is everything I've ever known! ♫
|—"We Are The Crystal Gems"|
"Amethyst" is a main protagonist in Steven Universe.
One of the Gems manufactured on Earth as a part of the Gem Homeworld's Kindergarten project and is the last known, Amethyst is one of the last surviving Gems on Earth to join the Crystal Gems. After the rebellion, Amethyst helped her friends protect the Earth over the next five millennia, and often aids in the shenanigans of Steven Universe, Rose Quartz's son.
Amethyst is shorter than most characters, rivaling Steven's height, (seeing that normal Quartz are about eight feet tall and she's half that height she is about four feet tall) with an almost stout build. Amethyst's skin is a bright lilac, and her hair is a pale lavender color. She has plump lips, a small, upturned nose and a large bang which obscures her left eye. If you look closely, she has indigo eyes. Her shoes are white ankle boots. Her gem is located on her chest.
Amethyst wore a mauve, oversized, off-shoulder tank top (as confirmed in Guide to the Crystal Gems) with a black bra underneath. She wore black leggings with star-shaped cutouts on the knees. There was also a tear above the left star.
CurrentAs of "Reformed", the colors of Amethyst's tank top and leggings are reversed. Instead of cutouts on her leggings, she now has black patches. On the lower part of her tank top, there are now two small slits on either side. She fixes her shoulder strap, keeping it on her shoulder rather than off (a feature Pearl was happy to see change).
Amethyst is really... out of control. She likes to eat, she likes to sleep. She doesn't have to, but she does it 'cause it's fun.
Amethyst is fun and care-free. Loud and full of laughter, she is easily amused and very impulsive. Amethyst is often used as comic-relief. She is bad-mannered, rude, and rather untidy, giving her a somewhat uncivilized demeanor. Her overprotectiveness of her junk marks her as somewhat of a hoarder. These tendencies surface in "Maximum Capacity", where she is unwilling to let Greg throw anything away in his storage unit.
Amethyst tends to indulge Steven more than the other Gems and partakes in human activities with him, generally being carefree to a fault while showing concern for his well-being in times of more severe danger. Although she doesn't have to, Amethyst enjoys eating and sleeping, and is frequently seen doing so.
Amethyst loves a good fight, something that manifests itself in her wrestling persona, the "Purple Puma", where she willingly masquerades as a hated wrestler purely for the fun of it and to relieve stress from Pearl and Garnet's constant orders. She loves watching fights, too, and often loudly vocalizes and cheers when she sees conflict in progress, egging the competitors on, including the feuds between Pearl and Greg and between Pearl and Peridot.
Because of her origins in Kindergarten and its dark legacy, Amethyst harbors a tremendous amount of self-hatred, which is also fueled by her perception that she is inadequate when compared to Garnet or Pearl. This leaves her feeling out of place among the Crystal Gems, thinking that she does not belong with Gems of their caliber when she was created by the very thing they sought to destroy. She thought that when Steven learned of her past, he would think less of her. She worries about Steven's and Garnet's approval in "Reformed", and Amethyst demonstrates that she has difficulty thinking for herself, regenerating multiple times in the episode with new forms that were all rushed or based on what she thinks Garnet and Steven will approve of.
|Amethyst had magenta skin. She wore a sleeveless, olive tunic under a beige top. Her shoes were white ankle boots.||2012 Concept Poster|
|Amethyst had mauve skin. She wore an oversized sweater/sweatshirt with an olive bra underneath. She also wore short, black-colored leggings and gray ankle boots.||2013 Concept Poster (Pre-Pilot)|
|Amethyst had deep lilac skin and vertical eyes. She wore a baggy, long-sleeved sweatshirt. Her hair was clipped by a star-shaped barrette. She also wore a pea green fanny pack and black leggings with ripped kneeholes. Her shoes were white ankle boots.||"Pilot"|
|A final concept drawing depicted Amethyst very similarly to the way in which she debuted, although she has slightly longer boots and her hair covers her right eye instead of the left.||2013 Concept Poster (Post-Pilot)|
|Amethyst is human. She wears a baseball cap, a fanny pack, and jeans which her shirt is tucked into. Her fanny pack resembles the one she wore in the "Pilot".||"Chille Tid"|
|A small, "chibi-like" version of Amethyst.||"What Are Gems?"|
"How Are Gems Made?"
|Steven's interpretation what Amethyst might look like as a baby.|
She has a purple button-up full body pajamas with folded sleeves. Her hair is also too short to cover her left eye.
|"How Are Gems Made?"|
|Amethyst as she appears in the RPG, "Attack the Light".||"Attack the Light"|
|Amethyst wears a long, mauve cloak over her regular outfit.||"Tiger Millionaire"|
|Amethyst wears Steven's Birthday Suit.||"So Many Birthdays"|
|Amethyst wears a life preserver on her usual outfit.||"Chille Tid"|
|Amethyst wears two party hats, one striped and one spotted.||"So Many Birthdays"|
|Amethyst wore a purple button-up shirt with purplish-gray cuffs and a gold epaulette with the same gray fringe. She wore long, black leggings with white boots and a light purple and gold hat.||"So Many Birthdays" (pictured)|
|Amethyst's tunic straps were over her shoulders. She seemed to have a large, Puritan-style collar covering her shoulders. She wore baggy jogging-pants tucked into her boots. She also had shorter hair that reached her chin.||"Story for Steven"|
"We Need to Talk"
"Onion Friend" (pictured)
|Amethyst's tunic had long sleeves and it revealed both of her shoulder straps. The stars on her leggings didn't have tears.||"We Are The Crystal Gems"|
"Onion Friend" (pictured)
|Amethyst's first hasty (and failed) regeneration. Her legs replaced her arms and she had a bigger ear.||"Reformed"|
|Amethyst's second hasty regeneration, imitating Pearl. It is composed of Amethyst's long hair in a pointed pattern; a purple ribbon which surrounds her waist; her white boots are replaced by oversized slippers with lilac socks.|
|Amethyst's third and last hasty regeneration. Her left arm and right leg are large muscles and disproportionate sizes.|
|"Dumb Police" Officer||"Together Breakfast"|
|Steven Quartz Universe||"Cat Fingers"|
"Keep Beach City Weird"
|Purple Puma||"Cat Fingers"|
|Baby||"So Many Birthdays"|
|Dogcopter||"Lion 2: The Movie"|
|Baseball bat||"Beach Party"|
|Amethyst wears a dark purple tank top with black straps, denim shorts, a pale green fanny pack, and has her hair tied in a ponytail. She is barefoot.|
|Head of a fly||"Island Adventure"|
|Rose Quartz||"Maximum Capacity"|
|Head of a crocodile||"Full Disclosure"|
|Owl||"Story for Steven"|
|Abstract painting||"Onion Friend"|
|Amethyst wears a black sports bra and short shorts. She is barefoot.||"Back to the Barn"|
|Amethyst's body was inflated after she swallowed a cloud.||"Steven the Sword Fighter"|
|Amethyst's left eye was larger than the other.||"An Indirect Kiss"|
|Amethyst's head and left leg changed positions, and her hair was a bit disheveled.|
|Amethyst's right arm, left foot, and head were stretched to the ground.|
|Amethyst's color palette near the Shooting Star.|
|Amethyst's color palette at Kindergarten.|
|Amethyst's color palette in the Prime Kindergarten Control Room.|
|Amethyst's color palette at the Galaxy Warp during nighttime.|
|Amethyst's color palette in her room.|
|Amethyst's color palette in the tunnels in her her room.|
|Amethyst's color palette at the Desert.|
|Amethyst's green light color palette, from the Gem Warship.|
|Amethyst's color palette in front of the television in Greg's Storage Unit from Maximum Capacity.|
|Amethyst's color palette when the Red Eye is close to earth.|
|Amethyst's color palette in the geode.|
|Amethyst's color palette when near the Crystal Heart.|
|Amethyst's color palette at the Ancient Gem Colony Ship.|
|Amethyst's color palette when warping to the Galaxy Warp.|
|Amethyst's color palette when warping to the Strawberry Battlefield.|
Gemstone Color Palettes
|Color palette near the Shooting Star.|
|Color palette at Kindergarten.|
|Color palette in the Prime Kindergarten Control Room.|
|Color palette at the Galaxy Warp at nighttime.|
|Color palette in Amethyst's Room.|
|Color palette in the tunnels in Amethyst's Room.|
|Color palette at the Desert.|
|Green light color palette, from the Gem Warship.|
|Color palette in front of the television in Greg's Storage Unit from Maximum Capacity.|
|Color palette when the Red Eye is close to Earth.|
|Color palette in the geode.|
|Color palette when near the Crystal Heart.|
|Amethyst's color palette at the Ancient Gem Colony Ship.|
|Color palette when warping to the Galaxy Warp.|
|Color palette when warping to the Strawberry Battle Field.|
Amethyst possesses standard Gem abilities and traits.
Out of the Crystal Gems, Amethyst is the least likely to rely on her weapon in combat, instead relying on her martial art skills as a method of dealing with more minor threats. In "Laser Light Cannon", she readily volunteered to get thrown at the Red Eye by Garnet in order to punch/body slam into it as an attempt to destroy it, persevering long after it was already proved to be a futile act. Amethyst is by far the most frequent user of shape-shifting, which she uses to enhance her unarmed fighting. She may shape-shift into her wrestling alter-ego, the Purple Puma, or take on more bizarre forms depending on the task at hand.
Amethyst is very observant of other people's feelings. She tries to reassure Steven in "An Indirect Kiss" when he was worried for her as she fell apart, knows why Pearl kept fixing the Communication Hub in "Cry for Help", and that Garnet will not forgive Pearl unless the two directly talk it out in "Friend Ship".
- When fused with Pearl, they form Opal.
- With Ruby and Sapphire (or Garnet), they form Sugilite.
- With Ruby and Sapphire (or Garnet) and Pearl, they form Alexandrite.
- Whip Proficiency: Amethyst is very skilled with her whip, and mixes very well with her immense strength. She uses her whip to lash at opponents and cause damage that is strong enough to easily split a dumpster in half. Her lashes are sometimes so precise that they cuts through objects in a clean line. Occasionally, she uses her whip to grab onto objects or lift them and throw them at the enemy. Her fighting-style can sometimes be considered reckless and foolhardy; in "Monster Buddies", she used her whip to pull the Centipeetle Mother towards her, knocking her and the other Crystal Gems down. Amethyst can throw her whip to entangle or bind her target from afar.
- Whiplash: Amethyst can send waves of purple energy along her whip or whips in order to create an immense explosion.
- Shape-shifting: While all Gems are capable of shapeshifting, Amethyst is particularly skilled at it, specializing in transformations.
- Wrestling: Amethyst is a skilled wrestler, easily defeating all her human challengers in the Beach City Underground Wrestling league.
- Enhanced Digestion: Amethyst has the ability to eat glass, plastic, paper, etc. and is able to digest it without getting sick or disgusted. However, she can still get food poisoning, but won't die from it.
- Hair-Blade: Amethyst is able to use her hair to slash at an enemy with such potency it severs the claw of the Crab Gem Monster.
- Spin Dash: Amethyst can rapidly roll in a ball-like shape to attack enemies.
- Homing Attack: Like Sonic the Hedgehog, Amethyst can home in on nearby enemies while spin dashing.
And you’re fun to have around, even if your gem is useless. I... mean, you’re one of us, Steven. We're not the Crystal Gems without you!
Amethyst spends a great deal of time hanging out with Steven. Both are very carefree, and as a result, get along very well. Despite their sibling-esque nature, Amethyst teased Steven in "An Indirect Kiss" for caring about her, to which he replied "yes" with tears on his face since she was in danger of falling off a cliff. Steven believes that Amethyst may partially blame him for Rose Quartz's "death".
In "Reformed", Amethyst shows that she wants to impress Steven, and is afraid of him not liking her. This is seen in multiple ways. When Steven keeps asking her questions for a personality test on his phone, she avoided and lied about her answers. She even asked once for a correct answer, and Steven replied there isn't, since everyone can answer differently. Also, Amethyst rushed one of her regenerations because she didn't want to keep Steven waiting for her.
However, since the events of "Reformed", Amethyst seems to be more open to discussing her feelings with Steven, singing Tower of Mistakes in earshot of him and openly expressing a desire (to Steven) for Garnet to see her as "cool again" in "Cry for Help".
Yeah, yeah. And don't forget: Reckless, vulgar, loudmouth. And that's just what makes me so awesome! Right, Garnet?!
While Amethyst dislikes being told what to do and often does what she wants to do, she respects Garnet's leadership abilities and judgment. She, like the rest of the Crystal Gems, is aware that Garnet is a fusion and after Steven revealed he had discovered this, she shouts out "You met Ruby and Sapphire!?". In "Cry for Help", Amethyst admits that she is jealous of Garnet's power and admits it's easy to get carried away when fused with her, which causes her to quickly catch onto Pearl's scheme.
Ugh, you're no fun anymore. This is why we never form Opal.
The two share a strained relationship, due to their contrasting personalities; Pearl being clean and tidy, while Amethyst is loud and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Amethyst frequently teases Pearl, who often scolds her in turn. Regardless, they value each other as teammates/friends. Amethyst had thought that Pearl perceived her as a "mistake", due to her origins in the Kindergarten. She has since dismissed the notion when Pearl assured her, "You were the one good thing that came out of this mess. I always thought you were proud of that."
During the episode "Cry for Help", Pearl and Garnet fused to form Sardonyx, as opposed to Amethyst and Garnet fusing to form Sugilite, resulting in Amethyst being jealous towards Pearl and Amethyst's lament. However, when Steven and Amethyst learned that Pearl was fixing the Communication Hub just to create Sardonyx, Amethyst was not angry or upset once she discovered Pearl's motivation for doing so. When the truth was revealed to Garnet, Amethyst defended Pearl as she knew why she did it. In "Keystone Motel", when Steven, Garnet and Greg return from their trip, Amethyst can be briefly seen trying to console a very upset Pearl, whom Garnet is ignoring due to Pearl's irresponsible actions in "Cry for Help".
Following the events of "Back to the Barn", Amethyst is shown to have high respect for Pearl after her tremendous display in the Robolympics. Amethyst is shown to have been quite astounded at Pearl's display of physical feat and strength, showing a much more compassionate side of the relationship between the two.
According to "A Guide to the Crystal Gems", Opal is a balanced fusion, showing how Amethyst's and Pearl's personalities balance out into a fusion so peaceful that it is sometimes uncomplicated for them to forget. However, this balance is laborious to hold. If Pearl and Amethyst begin to fall into their usual dissonance or come across an issue otherwise, they can separate almost immediately.
Yeah. You can't control him, and he shouldn't be taking advice from me, and we don't have Rose to tell us what to do!
It appears that Amethyst and Rose were good friends, as Amethyst describes her as "the person that was always there for me". Amethyst was hurt when Rose Quartz started seeing Greg and had less time to spend with her, even more when she gave up her physical form.
Well, what about me, huh? I had someone who was always there for me until she started hanging out with YOU!
In "Maximum Capacity", it is revealed that Amethyst and Greg were good friends. After Rose gave up her physical form to give birth to Steven, the two would marathon the Li'l Butler TV show together for days at a time. This would stop when she blamed Greg for Rose's "death", messing with him until she took it too far in an incident which involved shape-shifting. During the episode she torments Greg again by shapeshifting into Rose. By the end of the episode, Amethyst made efforts to mend their friendship by replacing the broken frame of a photo of Greg with Rose and giving it to Greg.
Hm... 'smash' is the word that one would use to describe what.. someone else might do.
|—Sardonyx, "Cry for Help"|
Much like Pearl's dislike towards Sugilite, Amethyst seems to show jealousy towards Sardonyx as she made Amethyst feel weak and reckless after Sugilite went berserk in "Coach Steven". This is most likely because of her wanting to be stronger, and be noticed by Garnet.
Wow! You two look great together! How does it feel Steven? Connie?... Stevonnie?
In "Alone Together", Amethyst is happy to meet Stevonnie (after chuckling at Garnet's blissful reaction to their appearance). She ultimately names them after tripping over Connie and Steven's individual names when asking about how they feel in their newly fused form.
Aw, man. We used to get into all sorts of trouble.
|—Vidalia, "Onion Friend"|
Amethyst and Vidalia were close friends in older days, both being mischievous troublemakers after Amethyst was introduced to Greg. Vidalia reminisces about how they began their friendship when Amethyst started hanging out with her. They had a lot of fun together, but lost contact for 17 years when both moved forward with their lives.
In "Onion Friend", they reunite and talk like the old days, and it is revealed that Vidalia takes a lot of inspiration from Amethyst, not just through her paintings and drawings, but also in her everyday life, considering how much she admires her laid-back personality. However, Amethyst felt the opposite, with Vidalia being her inspiration for the same reasons.
That's so sweet! I-I love you too.
Like all the Crystal Gems, Amethyst has no problem treating Lion like part of the team and like a friend. Amethyst has liked Lion since the first time they met, unlike Garnet and Pearl.
Like the rest of the Gems, Amethyst initially treated Peridot like a threat. Since Peridot's recent regeneration their relationship is rather neutral. Their relationship is explored further in Too Far, which shows Amethyst finds her neurotic mannerisms "funny". While raiding the Kindergarten for spare parts for the Cluster drill, Peridot and Amethyst start sharing jabs at the other Gems, which Amethyst initially found humorous. Once Peridot got to the subject of Amethyst, however, Amethyst realized how offensive Peridot's "jokes" really were. Thoroughly irate, Amethyst, along with Peridot and Steven, leave the Kindergarten with an injector drill head. When Peridot tries to approach Amethyst later on, Amethyst gives her the cold shoulder. Upon being enlightened that her attempts at humor were incredibly rude, Peridot apologizes to Amethyst in a recorded message, which also stated that though Peridot finds Earth very strange, she actually desires to learn about why the Gems are who they are. Amethyst thanks Peridot for apologizing, though Amethyst nonchalantly says she still views Peridot as a nerd.
See Amethyst's Quotes.
- Amethyst must have had an accident between the construction of the Beach House and the time of Steven moving in, as evidenced by the fact that her outfit had longer sleeves and no straps during Steven's song, but when welcoming Steven into the house with Garnet and Pearl, her outfit was as it is in "Gem Glow".
- She is the first Gem shown to shape-shift.
- Amethyst shape-shifted herself a digestive system in order to eat. 
- Of the four Crystal Gems, save for Steven, Amethyst is the one who eats solid food the most often.
- Her "Spin Ball" attack, which she shares with Jasper, may be a reference to the popular fictional character, Sonic the Hedgehog, whose main form of attack is rolling into a ball and dashing into enemies.
- She is the first Crystal Gem to have three revealed fusions.
- It is possible that she has long hair due to Greg's influence on her, as in "Story for Steven", Amethyst takes an interest in Greg's hair and climbs through it.
- Amethyst's design changed the least from the "Pilot" to the series, besides Steven. These changes include:
- Removal of silver ring around gemstone. (As seen in "Reformed", her gem still has a ring around it, however, it is not visible unless she's regenerating, as the ring is usually hidden under her skin.)
- Her top changed from long-sleeved to strap-like.
- Circle shaped holes in her leggings changed to star-shaped.
- Removal of barrette.
- Boots changed from fold-over to regular.
- Removal of fanny pack, though it makes an appearance in "Beach Party".
- Skin tone is lightened.
- Hair style is cleaner.
- Amethyst's original outfit did not feature the classic Crystal Gem insignia seen on Pearl and Garnet, but rather has cutouts of stars on her knees.
- This is likely because she was not born/created as a Crystal Gem, but rather found at Kindergarten by the others and adopted into their fold.
- As a result, she might have altered her default outfit to represent the Crystal Gems.
- "Frybo" is the first episode that neither Amethyst nor Garnet appeared in, with "Garnet's Universe" being the second episode that neither Amethyst nor Pearl appeared in.
- Of all the Gems seen thus far, Amethyst shape-shifts the most.
- At New York Comic-Con, Rebecca Sugar revealed that Amethyst's designs and color palette are based on Adventure Time's Lumpy Space Princess, due to her earlier work on that show.
- In "Steven and the Stevens", it is shown that Amethyst knows how to play the drums.
- She was the first Gem to have her gemstone cracked on-screen, with the second being Lapis Lazuli.
- She is also the only Crystal Gem to have her gem cracked on-screen.
- Amethyst can't shape-shift when she is under a lot of pressure, as seen in "Secret Team". 
- It is shown that when Amethyst blushes, she blushes dark purple.
- Amethyst is seen blushing for the first time in "An Indirect Kiss".
- Amethyst has the ability to speak Spanish. 
- Amethyst, Sugilite, Rainbow Quartz, Alexandrite, Ruby, Sapphire, and Sardonyx are the only Crystal Gems who haven't been seen bubbling away a gemstone.
- Some purple-shaded bubbles can be seen in the Burning Room, suggesting she's bubbled some off-screen.
- None of Amethyst's fusions are fully stable.
- Opal de-fuses at the minimal disagreement with Pearl.
- Sugilite's personality combines the worst of her and Garnet's personalities, being very dangerous and reckless.
- Alexandrite is the most unstable, due to the several conflicts between all of her fusees.
- All of her fusions have extra limbs, her tousled hair, the star-shaped cutouts on her legs and her voluminous lips.
- Rebecca Sugar has revealed in an interview that Amethyst's room is the closest to her actual lifestyle.
- According to Rebecca Sugar, Amethyst's dancing/fighting style is based on dance hall and club dancing. 
- Amethyst shares the same gemstone placement with the Invisible Gem Monster, that being the chest.
- Amethyst is at least 5,500 years old, as that was when Earth's Kindergarten was shut down. 
- She did not take part in the battle in the Gem Battlefield, though she would've been a thousand years old by then. 
- Amethyst lived some time in Kindergarten after emerging, spending her time playing with different rocks she had adopted as her "friends". Peridot maintains in "Too Far" that Amethyst must have emerged when the Kindergarten no longer functioned, suggesting that she was most likely alone for the remainder of her time there. 
- In "Story for Steven" and "We Need to Talk", Amethyst acts in many ways like an animal or a feral child. She mostly walks on all fours, is very invasive and inquisitive, rips through a bag of Pop-Pop like a dog would, and even goes to fetch a stick when Garnet throws it.
- In "The Message", Amethyst was more irritated by the Wailing Stone than the rest of the Gems.
- Amethyst also started Greg's Van with its key, and exclaimed that it was "way easier", implying that she may have hot-wired a car before.
- Amethyst and Jasper have similarities in body and combat style. These similarities include:
- Jasper and Amethyst both have wild and unkempt hair.
- Jasper can also rapidly roll in a ball-like shape to attack enemies. While Amethyst was shown to have this ability as well, it seems that Jasper's version is more powerful.
- This could be a hint to actual mineralogy, as jasper is a non-crystalline quartz, while amethyst is a crystalline quartz.
- In "Full Disclosure", Amethyst suggested they build a moat to keep humans off the beach with her as the crocodile, but the idea was rejected by Pearl because Amethyst "never commits".
- Of the four Crystal Gems, Amethyst usually ends up getting hurt and having to retreat to her gemstone to regenerate the most.
- In each regeneration, her color palette slightly changed.
- To date, Amethyst has regenerated six times, the most recent instance in "Reformed".
- She is also the first Gem to regenerate in Season 2, with Peridot being the second.
- Amethyst is the only Gem to have to retreat into her gemstone because of a corrupted Gem. Pearl was stabbed by Holo-Pearl, and Garnet was hit by the Gem Destabilizer from Jasper.
- Besides Sapphire, Amethyst has had the least amount of singing time of any Crystal Gem.
- Amethyst's reason for protecting Earth is because it is her birthplace and the only home she has been able to have.
- Her lines from the extended opening theme are, "I will fight for the world I was made in! The Earth is everything I've ever known!"
- Amethyst does not care what food she eats or where she eats it from, as in "Reformed", where she is willing to add engine oil to her meal.
- Amethyst is loosely based on Rebecca Sugar's friend, Valerie Ang, from college.
- She is the only Crystal Gem to not have a human take romantic interest in her.
- Amethyst enjoys the feeling of digestion. 
- She also enjoys urinating in the ocean. 
- She has shape-shifted significantly less after her most recent regeneration.
- According to Guide to the Crystal Gems, Amethyst has, in the past, experimented with male forms, including her wrestling alter ego, the Purple Puma.
- In "Too Far", Peridot reveals that Amethyst, as a quartz, lacks typical features of one and is half the height she should be.
- Amethyst is about 500 years younger than all the other Gems developed in the Kindergarten, as estimated by Peridot in "Too Far".
- Her Hair-Blade may be a reference to Shantae from the Shantae series, as both characters use their hair to attack.
- Amethyst is the birthstone for those who are born in February or for the zodiacal sign of Pisces and Aquarius.
- Amethyst is the national gemstone of Uruguay
- The amethyst is assigned to the planet Neptune.
- Amethyst belongs to the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities.
- Like other varieties of macrocrystalline quartz, amethyst has transparent to translucent clarity and a vitreous luster.
- Amethyst stones are often associated with the Greek/Roman god Dionysus/Bacchus, god of wine, intoxication, madness, and agriculture.
- This could be the reason behind her impulsive and self-indulgent nature.
- Since amethyst was considered an antidote against drunkenness, many wine goblets were carved from amethyst stone. Still to this day, violet-purple amethyst is a symbol of sobriety.
- Amethyst owes its color to iron and aluminum impurities. The colors range from purple and violet to pale red-violet.
- Without such coloring agents, amethyst would simply be transparent, ordinary colorless quartz.
- So-called green amethyst is produced by heat treatment, but since amethyst is defined by its purple color, green amethyst is not considered to be a true amethyst.
|Amethyst's gemstone is located on her chest, featuring a hexagonal facet. As seen in "Reformed", the front and back are symmetrical, and it has a silver ring around it, which is usually hidden inside her body unless she's regenerating. It is a tetradecahedron, specifically a truncated hexagonal dipyramid.|
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