Pronounced AM-eth-ist, this lovely stone comes in two color variations, available in new cuts. These stunning gems were picked for best color, clarity and cut. Dark amethyst originates in Zambia. It is a deep purple with few to minimal quartz inclusions. This most sought-after colored-gem is well-faceted and well-polished, adding glistening royal appeal. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items.