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Amethyst is a beautiful purple gemstone that is a form of quartz. This lovely violet stone has been worn as jewelry since ancient times. It used to be quite rare and expensive, but discovery of large deposits in Brazil and other places has made this lovely gem much more accessible to today’s jewelry makers. At the Bead Traders, buying Amethyst Beads online has never been easier. Because we buy in volume, we offer affordable beads and beading supplies every day.

4.5mm Amethyst Faceted Coin Beads 14 inch 70 pieces

4.5mm Amethyst Faceted Coin Beads 14 inch 70 pieces

$15.00

4.5mm Amethyst Faceted Coin Beads 14 inch 70 pieces

6.5x5mm-7.5x5mm Amethyst Straight Drilled Faceted Pear Beads 13 inch 50 pieces

6.5x5mm-7.5x5mm Amethyst Straight Drilled Faceted Pear Beads 13 inch 50 pieces

$15.00

6.5x5mm-7.5x5mm Amethyst Straight Drilled Faceted Pear Beads 13 inch 50 pieces

4.5mm-5mm Amethyst Double Rondelle Silver Chain by the Foot 50 pieces

4.5mm-5mm Amethyst Double Rondelle Silver Chain by the Foot 50 pieces

$8.00

4.5mm-5mm Amethyst Double Rondelle Silver Chain by the Foot 50 pieces

6mm-6.5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Silver Chain by the Foot 42 pieces

6mm-6.5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Silver Chain by the Foot 42 pieces

$8.00

6mm-6.5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Silver Chain by the Foot 42 pieces

5.5mm-6mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Black Gold Chain by the Foot 46 pieces

5.5mm-6mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Black Gold Chain by the Foot 46 pieces

$8.00

5.5mm-6mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Black Gold Chain by the Foot 46 pieces

5mm-5.5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Gold Chain by the Foot 52 pieces

5mm-5.5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Gold Chain by the Foot 52 pieces

$8.00

5mm-5.5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Gold Chain by the Foot 52 pieces

4.5mm-5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Black Gold Chain by the Foot 54 pieces

4.5mm-5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Black Gold Chain by the Foot 54 pieces

$8.00

4.5mm-5mm Amethyst Double Plain Rondelle Black Gold Chain by the Foot 54 pieces

23x18mm-40x23mm Amethyst Faceted Heart Beads 9 inch 8 pieces

23x18mm-40x23mm Amethyst Faceted Heart Beads 9 inch 8 pieces

$50.00

23x18mm-40x23mm Amethyst Faceted Heart Beads 9 inch 8 pieces

9mm Pink Amethyst faceted coin beads 8 inch 23 pieces

9mm Pink Amethyst faceted coin beads 8 inch 23 pieces

$40.00

9mm Pink Amethyst faceted coins exhibit a symmetrical shape for these transparent gemstones with a perfectly matched brilliant appearance having on...

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8mm Amethyst faceted rondelle Silver Chain by the foot 26 pcs

8mm Amethyst faceted rondelle Silver Chain by the foot 26 pcs

$20.00

8mm Amethyst faceted rondelle Silver Rosary Style Chain is sold by the foot in sturdy, hand crafted increments. We custom create chain with our raw...

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10mm-13mm Amethyst Faceted Round Beads 17 inch 43 pieces

10mm-13mm Amethyst Faceted Round Beads 17 inch 43 pieces

$192.00

Amethyst rounds exhibit vitreous luster, excellent faceting, good brilliance, internal characteristics including color zoning, a symmetrical shape,...

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6x4.5mm-12x6.5mm Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inch 100 pieces

6x4.5mm-12x6.5mm Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inch 100 pieces

$60.00

6x4.5mm-12x6.5mm Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inch 100 pieces

3mm-4.5mm Amethyst Plain Round Silver plated Chain by the foot 30 pieces

3mm-4.5mm Amethyst Plain Round Silver plated Chain by the foot 30 pieces

$8.00

3mm-4.5mm Amethyst Plain Round Silver plated Chain by the foot 30 pieces

3mm-5mm Amethyst Plain Round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

3mm-5mm Amethyst Plain Round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

$8.00

3mm-5mm Amethyst Plain Round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

10mm Amethyst heart Black Gold Wire Wrapped Pendant 1 piece

10mm Amethyst heart Black Gold Wire Wrapped Pendant 1 piece

$5.00

10mm Amethyst heart Black Gold Wire Wrapped Pendant sold as 1 piece.

10mm Amethyst plain rounds 15.5 inch 41 beads

10mm Amethyst plain rounds 15.5 inch 41 beads

$10.00

10mm Amethyst plain round per 15.5 inch strand of approximately 41 beads.

8mm Amethyst plain rounds 15.5 inch 50 beads

8mm Amethyst plain rounds 15.5 inch 50 beads

$8.00

8mm Amethyst plain round per 15.5 inch strand of approximately 50 beads.

Best buying Amethyst plain nugget beads 12 inch 23 beads 10x8x5-13x106mm - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Amethyst plain nugget beads 12 inch 23 beads

$8.00

The sizes varies per strand for these Amethyst plain nuggets on the 12 inch strand of approximately 23 beads show medium purple & white hues. 

Best range of 4-4.5mm Amethyst tumbled faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

4-4.5mm Amethyst tumbled faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces

$4.50

4-4.5mm Amethyst tumbled faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces

3.5-4.5mm Amethyst tumbled faceted rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces

3.5-4.5mm Amethyst tumbled faceted rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces

$4.50

3.5-4.5mm Amethyst tumbled faceted rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces

Superior quality Cape Amethyst Tumbled Hammer Faceted Oval beads 7.5 inch 11 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Cape Amethyst Tumbled Hammer Faceted Oval beads 7.5 inch 11 pieces

$15.00

15x12-19x15mm Cape Amethyst Tumbled Hammer Faceted Oval beads 7.5 inch 11 pieces

Top quality HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain square beads 6 inches 32 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain square beads 6 inches 32 beads

$15.00

6x6mm up to 10x10mm in size for these laboratory created HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain square beads.

Best range of HydroQuartz Amethyst plain rectangular beads 8 inch 23 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

HydroQuartz Amethyst plain rectangular beads 8 inch 23 pieces

$10.00

7x5mm up to 10x6mm laboratory created HydroQuartz Amethyst plain rectangular beads.

Premium quality 14x14-28x28mm Cape Amethyst faceted heart briolettes 8 inch 11 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

14x14-28x28mm Cape Amethyst faceted heart briolettes 8 inch 11 pieces

$78.00

14x14-28x28mm Cape Amethyst faceted heart briolettes 8 inch strands with 11 pieces.


Versatile Quartz

Amethyst is one of the most popular forms of quartz gemstones. Like other varieties of quartz, amethyst beads can be cut and polished into many shapes and sizes. Amethyst can be purchased as natural nuggets, large cabochons or strings of chips. Amethyst gemstone beads are available faceted or smooth, and in shapes ranging from round to square, ovals, pears, hearts, leaves and many others. Artists love amethyst because it can be cut into freeform shapes. If you have a favorite shape, you can probably find it in amethyst beads.

Perfect Purple

The most noticeable attribute of amethyst is its purple color. Amethyst gemstone beads range from the palest lilac to rich roya to almost black. The most valuable gemstones will have a deep, reddish purple color. Inclusions are unusual in amethysts, although it can also be found mixed with other varieties of quartz gemstones, such as citrine. This produces a stone called ametrine that is both purple and yellow. The different colors and shapes of amethyst beads mix well together in pieces of jewelry.  

Birthstone for February

Amethyst is the official birthstone for the month of February. At one time it was only worn by royalty because of its deep purple color, and was considered a precious stone. There is a mythological story from Greece about the origin of amethyst. One of the nymphs of Artemis was being pursued by the god  Dionysus, and Artemis turned her into a stone to protect her. Dionysus turned the stone the color of ripe grapes and gave it the property to protect its wearer against drunkenness. The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst would keep drinkers from becoming intoxicated; as a matter of fact, the name of this gemstone comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means ‘sober’.  Jewelry and goblets made of amethyst were were popular with the Greeks and Romans.

Healing Properties

Because of its reputation for soberness, people have worn amethyst beads throughout history in an effort to overcome alcohol addiction. Amethyst is also said to increase mental clarity, wisdom and psychic powers. Put a piece of amethyst under your pillow to guard against bad dreams. The ancient Egyptians believed that amethyst beads gave the wearer courage and protected travelers against thieves.

Bishop’s Stone

To this day, the stones in the rings of most Catholic bishops are made of amethyst. The rings usually have a single large oval-cut amethyst with the diocesan seal cut into it. The oldest surviving bishop’s ring dates back to 610 CE. Many rosaries are still made from amethyst beads today.

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