Throughout history, this gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finest Amethysts were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewellery. Today, while Brazil is the primary source of this gemstone, fine material can be found elsewhere, especially in Zambia.