Where to Find Amethyst in Stardew Valley

Amethyst is one of the most valuable and beautiful gems in Stardew Valley. This purple mineral is loved by many villagers as a gift and can also be used for crafting and sold for a high price. But amethyst can be tricky to find if you don't know where to look. Here's everything you need to know about locating amethyst in Stardew Valley.

The Mines

The main place you'll have a chance of finding amethyst is by mining it in the regular mines outside the mountain. Amethyst nodes have a chance of spawning on levels 41-79 of the mines. The further you go down, the more likely you are to come across amethyst nodes. Make sure to have a pickaxe upgraded to at least copper to be able to break open the amethyst nodes. You may also find some amethyst and other gems by breaking open geodes found in the mines. Geodes can spawn on any level but become more common the deeper you go. Equip the Geologist profession to have a better chance of finding geodes.

Skull Cavern

Once you unlock the desert area, you can access the more dangerous Skull Cavern mines. This mine doesn't have set floors like the regular mines and instead generates new levels each time you take the elevator down. The further down you go in Skull Cavern, the more likely you are to find amethyst nodes and geodes containing amethyst. Skull Cavern is filled with dangerous monsters and requires plenty of food, bombs, and gear to safely explore. But it offers a lucrative amethyst hunting ground for those up to the challenge. Prioritize finding shafts and holes to quickly descend to lower levels where amethyst is more abundant.

Fishing Treasure Chests

You can also find amethyst, albeit rarely, while fishing. Every so often when fishing you'll hook a treasure chest instead of a fish. Inside these chests you'll find various loot including gems, artifacts, food, and more. There's a small chance amethyst can be one of the gems found in a treasure chest. So keep fishing those chests up whenever you get the chance if you want a shot at finding some amethyst that way.

Villagers Who Love Amethyst

One of the best uses for amethyst is gifting it to villagers who love or like the gem. Here are all the Stardew Valley villagers who will absolutely love receiving an amethyst as a gift:
  • Abigail
  • Caroline
  • Emily
  • Evelyn
Gifting loved gifts is a fast way to raise your friendship level with villagers. So if you're looking to befriend any of those four, shower them with amethysts!

Villagers Who Like Amethyst

In addition to those who love amethyst, the following villagers like receiving the gem as a gift:
  • Clint
  • Demetrius
  • Dwarf
  • Gus
  • Harvey
  • Jas
  • Jodi
  • Kent
  • Krobus
  • Leah
  • Linus
  • Marnie
  • Pam
  • Pierre
  • Robin
  • Sandy
  • Vincent
  • Willy
While liked gifts don't raise friendship as much, they still help improve your relationship with villagers. So gift your amethyst to any villager who likes the gem if you want to befriend them faster.

Uses for Amethyst

Aside from gifting, here are some other great uses for any amethyst you find:
  • Crafting - Amethyst is used in recipes for the Amethyst Ring and Amethyst Scepter.
  • Sell for profit - Amethyst sells for a base price of 500g.
  • Donate to the museum - Gunther will accept one amethyst for the gem collection in the museum.
So don't forget to save at least one amethyst for the museum, and sell or craft the rest for maximum profit!

Tips for Finding Amethyst

Here are some tips to help you find the most amethyst possible during your mining adventures:
  • Upgrade your pickaxe at least to copper to mine amethyst nodes.
  • Bring food like algae soup, field snacks or salmonberries to replenish energy.
  • Use bombs to clear away rocks and reveal hidden gem nodes.
  • Check the traveling merchant on Fridays and Sundays for amethyst.
  • Prioritize levels 41-79 of the mines for the best luck.
  • Go on lucky days to boost your chances of finding gems.
With some persistence and these tips, you'll be rolling in the valuable amethyst gems in no time!

Summary

Amethyst is a highly sought after gem in Stardew Valley that can be gifted, used in crafting, or sold for a good profit. The best locations to find amethyst are levels 41-79 of the mines, Skull Cavern, and fishing treasure chests. Many villagers love or like receiving amethyst as a gift. And with some effort and preparation, you can uncover the secret amethyst troves of Stardew Valley!