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Amethyst Beads (63)

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.

2mm Pale Cape Amethyst microfaceted round beads 13 inch 170 pieces

2mm Pale Cape Amethyst microfaceted round beads 13 inch 170 pieces

$7.89

2mm Pale Cape Amethyst micro faceted round beads 13 inch with approximately 170 pieces per strand.

5-5.5mm Shaded Cape Amethyst plain round Gold Chain by the foot 27 pieces

5-5.5mm Shaded Cape Amethyst plain round Gold Chain by the foot 27 pieces

$8.00

5-5.5mm Shaded Cape Amethyst plain round Gold Chain by the foot 27 pieces

10x7-19x14mm Amethyst faceted pear beads 8 inch 45 pieces

10x7-19x14mm Amethyst faceted pear beads 8 inch 45 pieces

$68.00

10x7-19x14mm Amethyst faceted pear beads 8 inch 45 pieces

18x10-30x16mm Cape Amethyst faceted teardrop beads 8 imch 14 pieces

18x10-30x16mm Cape Amethyst faceted teardrop beads 8 imch 14 pieces

$111.00

18x10-30x16mm Cape Amethyst faceted teardrop beads 8 imch 14 pieces

16x16-26x17mm Amethyst faceted nugget beads 15 inch 16 pieces

16x16-26x17mm Amethyst faceted nugget beads 15 inch 16 pieces

$75.00

16x16-26x17mm Amethyst faceted nugget beads 15 inch 16 pieces

9-11mm Amethyst faceted round beads 10 inch 25 pieces

9-11mm Amethyst faceted round beads 10 inch 25 pieces

$80.00

9-11mm Amethyst faceted round beads 10 inch 25 pieces

7-7.5mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 15 inch 84 pieces

7-7.5mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 15 inch 84 pieces

$50.00

7-7.5mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 15 inch 84 pieces

9x8x5-12x11x7mm Amethyst pavilion faceted freeshape beads 8 ich 20 pieces

9x8x5-12x11x7mm Amethyst pavilion faceted freeshape beads 8 ich 20 pieces

$38.00

9x8x5-12x11x7mm Amethyst pavilion faceted freeshape beads 8 ich 20 pieces

7x5-10x6mm Amethyst plain pear beads 14 inch 95 pieces

7x5-10x6mm Amethyst plain pear beads 14 inch 95 pieces

$12.00

7x5-10x6mm Amethyst plain pear beads 14 inch 95 pieces

14x8mm Amethyst faceted marquise beads 7.5 inch 59 pieces

14x8mm Amethyst faceted marquise beads 7.5 inch 59 pieces

$155.00

14x8mm Amethyst faceted marquise beads 7.5 inch 59 pieces

Amethyst Top Drilled Faceted Teardrop Beads 7x5-9x5mm, 7 inch, 20 pieces

Amethyst Top Drilled Faceted Teardrop Beads 7x5-9x5mm, 7 inch, 20 pieces

$60.30
$45.00

Approx. Strand Length 7 inch | Approx. Bead Size 7x5-9x5mm | 20 pieces

17 - 28mm Cape Amethyst Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inch 14 pieces

17 - 28mm Cape Amethyst Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inch 14 pieces

$67.00
$50.00

14 inch strand of approximately 14 beads varying greatly in size measuring 17x16x6mm smallest to 28x21x14mm largest

Amethyst Faceted Nugget Beads 8 inch 10 beads

Amethyst Faceted Nugget Beads 8 inch 10 beads

$80.40
$60.00

approximate 16x13mm up to 21x17mm on the 8 inch strand of 10 beads

12x8mm Cape Amethyst Plain Nugget Beads 14 inches 28 beads

12x8mm Cape Amethyst Plain Nugget Beads 14 inches 28 beads

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 12x8x4mm average smallest measures 9x7mm & largest measures 13x9mm 14 inches 28 beads Straight Drilled full bodied Plain Nuggets

10mm Cape Amethyst Plain Heart Beads 14 inches 33 beads

10mm Cape Amethyst Plain Heart Beads 14 inches 33 beads

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 10x11x5mm average smallest 9x9mm & largest 14x14mm 14 inches 33 beads Straight Drilled Cleftless Hearts

6mm Cape Amethyst & Multi Gemstone Plain Round Beads 14 inches 66 beads

6mm Cape Amethyst & Multi Gemstone Plain Round Beads 14 inches 66 beads

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 6mm diameter average with smallest 5mm to largest 7mm 14 inches 66 beads Cape Amethyst, Amethyst, Crystal Quartz, & Ametrine

Cape Amethyst Faceted Nugget Beads 14 inches 20 pieces

Cape Amethyst Faceted Nugget Beads 14 inches 20 pieces

$33.50
$15.00

strands vary in size from 12x11x6mm up to 19x12x11mm 14 inches 20 beads

8-14mm Amethyst Plain Heart Beads 13 inches 37 pieces

8-14mm Amethyst Plain Heart Beads 13 inches 37 pieces

$13.40
$10.00

approximate 8x7x3mm 14x12x7mm 13.5 inches 37 beads

8-12mm Amethyst Plain Pear Beads 13 inches 30 pieces

8-12mm Amethyst Plain Pear Beads 13 inches 30 pieces

$13.40
$10.00

approximate 8x6x3mm - 12x8x4mm 13 inches 30 beads

4-4.5mm Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inches 100 beads

4-4.5mm Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inches 100 beads

$20.10
$15.00

4-4.5mm Amethyst Faceted Rondelle Beads 13 inches 100 beads

3mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 189 pieces

3mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 189 pieces

$22.00

3mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inches with approximately 189 pieces

3mm Pink Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 174 pieces

3mm Pink Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 174 pieces

$22.00

3mm Pink Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inches with approximately 174 pieces

6x4-15x10mm Amethyst straight drilled faceted teardrops 15 inch 48 beads

6x4-15x10mm Amethyst straight drilled faceted teardrops 15 inch 48 beads

$55.00

Approximates: 6x4mm to 15x10mm Amethyst straight drilled teardrops 15 inch 48 beads

15x7-20x9mm Amethyst Hammer Faceted Heshi Beads 15 inch 45 pieces

15x7-20x9mm Amethyst Hammer Faceted Heshi Beads 15 inch 45 pieces

$25.00

15x7-20x9mm Amethyst Hammer Faceted Heshi Beads 15 inch 45 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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