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Amethyst Beads (96)

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.

12mm Matte Dogtooth Cape Amethyst plain rounds Large 1mm Hole 15 inch 31 beads

12mm Matte Dogtooth Cape Amethyst plain rounds Large 1mm Hole 15 inch 31 beads

$18.00

12mm Matte Dogtooth Cape Amethyst plain rounds with 1mm diameter Large Drill Hole on the strand measuring 15 inch with 31 beads.

Amethyst plain nugget beads 12 inch 23 beads 10x8x5-13x106mm

Amethyst plain nugget beads 12 inch 23 beads 10x8x5-13x106mm

$8.00

10x8x5-13x106mm range of sizes varies per strand for these Amethyst plain nuggets on the 12 inch strand of approximately 23 beads show medium purpl...

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

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 Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pieces

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

$4.50

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

5.5-6mm Matte Amethyst plain coin Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

5.5-6mm Matte Amethyst plain coin Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

$8.00

5.5-6mm Matte Amethyst plain coin Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

Cape Amethyst Tumbled Hammer Faceted Oval beads 7.5 inch 11 pieces

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

HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain marquise 7.5 inches 51 beads

HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain marquise 7.5 inches 51 beads

$15.00

11x6mm up to 18x8mm in size for these laboratory created HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain marquise beads.

HydroQuartz Amethyst top drilled plain square beads 6 inches 32 beads

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.

HydroQuartz Amethyst plain rectangular beads 8 inch 23 pieces

HydroQuartz Amethyst plain rectangular beads 8 inch 23 pieces

$10.00

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

6-6.5mm Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inch 35 beads

6-6.5mm Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inch 35 beads

$16.00

6-6.5mm Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inch 35 beads

9-10mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inches 26 beads

9-10mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inches 26 beads

$36.00

9-10mm Shaded Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inches 26 beads

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

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.

16x16-25x25mm Cape Amethyst faceted heart briolettes 9 inch 11 pieces

16x16-25x25mm Cape Amethyst faceted heart briolettes 9 inch 11 pieces

$78.00

16x16-25x25mm Cape Amethyst faceted heart briolettes 9 inch strands with 11 pieces.

13x9-25x18mm Cape Amethyst faceted pear briolettes 7 inch 13 pieces

13x9-25x18mm Cape Amethyst faceted pear briolettes 7 inch 13 pieces

$78.00

13x9-25x18mm Cape Amethyst faceted pear briolettes 7 inch strands with 13 pieces.

15x9-25x12mm Cape Amethyst faceted pear briolettes 7 inch 13 pieces

15x9-25x12mm Cape Amethyst faceted pear briolettes 7 inch 13 pieces

$78.00

15x9-25x12mm Cape Amethyst faceted pear briolettes 7 inch strands with 13 pieces.

8-9mm Citrine & Amethyst German Faceted Rondelles 16 inch 102 Beads, Lab Created

8-9mm Citrine & Amethyst German Faceted Rondelles 16 inch 102 Beads, Lab Created

$92.00

8-9mm Citrine & Amethyst German Faceted Rondelles 16 inch strands with 102 beads. Lab Created

5-6mm Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inch 36 beads

5-6mm Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inch 36 beads

$18.00

5-6mm Amethyst faceted rondelles 6 inch 36 beads

7-11.5mm Amethyst German Faceted Rondelles 12 inch 81 beads A

7-11.5mm Amethyst German Faceted Rondelles 12 inch 81 beads A

$75.00

7-11.5mm Amethyst German Faceted Rondelles 12 inch 81 beads A

3.5x2-4x2mm Amethyst Straight Drilled Tear Drops 18 inch 115 beads AAA

3.5x2-4x2mm Amethyst Straight Drilled Tear Drops 18 inch 115 beads AAA

$25.00

3.5x2-4x2mm Amethyst Straight Drilled Tear Drops 18 inch 115 beads AAA

3-3.5mm Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 125 pieces

3-3.5mm Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 125 pieces

$8.00

3mm to 3.5mm approximate size for these Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 125 pieces per strand.

5x4-6x4mm Amethyst plain rectangle Gold plated Chain by the foot 24 beads

5x4-6x4mm Amethyst plain rectangle Gold plated Chain by the foot 24 beads

$6.00

5x4mm to 6x4mm Amethyst plain rectangle Gold plated Chain by the foot having approximately 24 beads per 12 inch increment. Chain will be cut as con...

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4.5-5mm Amethyst plain Coin Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

4.5-5mm Amethyst plain Coin Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

$6.00

4.5mm to 5mm Amethyst plain Coin Gold plated Chain by the foot having approximately 31 beads per 12 inch increment. Chain will be cut as continuous...

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4mm Amethyst plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

4mm Amethyst plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

$5.00

4mm diameter average for these Amethyst plain round beaded hand wire-wrapped Black Gold plated Chain by the foot having approximately 31 beads per ...

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4mm Amethyst plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

4mm Amethyst plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

$5.00

4mm diameter average for these Amethyst plain round beaded hand wire-wrapped Gold plated Chain by the foot having approximately 31 beads per 12 inc...

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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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