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Amethyst is the most valued stone in the quartz group. It is said to have many supernatural powers; it brings luck, ensures constancy, protects against magic, and home-sickness. Its (Greek) name probably means "not drunken" as amethyst was also an amulet worn to dissuade drunkenness. Crystals are always grown into a base. Pyramids are not well developed, so they are often found as "crystal points" with deepest color. These crystals are broken off the base.