Throughout history, the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Amethysts have been the subject of legend and myth, including one about mental health. amethysts are said to promote serenity and calm. Those who work with crystals may use the gemstones as a way to help reduce your anxiety and perceptions of pain. In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine.