A new item has been added to Minecraft's 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update. It is amethyst.
Amethyst blocks are underground-generated and have only a few uses. The amethyst buds and amethyst clusters represent the third and fourth stages of growth for this block.
Amethyst can be used to build and craft recipes. It is necessary to create spyglasses.
Here's how you can do it.
Geodes are underground breeding grounds for amethyst. Geodes can be spawned at any level, up to Y level 70. You can spot geodes by looking at the blocks around them. Although the amethyst is usually hidden, it can sometimes be seen from above due to random generation.
The shell of calcite will surround the amethyst, and it will then be protected by a shell made of smooth basalt. These blocks will be found by Minecraft players. However, not all amethyst block produce the same thing.
Amethyst clusters can produce amethyst crystal shards, and amethyst flowers won't. Players need to locate full clusters in order to get amethyst-shards. Crafting is possible only with the shards.
These are usually mined with a pickaxe. A non-Silk Touch, nonFortune enchanted pickaxe will yield four amethyst fragments from an amethyst-cluster mined. It will drop two shards if it is mined with any other tool, item or mechanism (such as a piston).
These can be used to create crafting recipes. An amethyst block can be made from four of these ingots. Two copper ingots and one spyglass are all you need. A tinted glass block can be made from four shards and one glass block. There are no other crafting recipes using amethyst crystal shards at the moment, but there may be more in future updates.