Amethyst is one of my favorite semi-precious stones. It's really the purple variety of Quartz. I have always found it to be a stone that soothes and calms my mind and my emotions. It also has a sobering quality to it, which may seem contradictory to its creative and passionate energy, but I find these opposing qualities work well together, especially when trying to be productive.
I have not yet purchased macro filters for my new camera lens so tonight's photo was taken using the new Fujifilm camera body, a lens adapter, and one of my older Nikon lenses with a x4 macro filter. Voila! Pretty pleased with the outcome.