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Amethyst Beads (64)

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.

4-4.5mm 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

10mm Amethyst heart Vermeil Wire Wrapped Focal Bead 1 pc

10mm Amethyst heart Vermeil Wire Wrapped Focal Bead 1 pc

$5.00

Approximates: 10x10mm calibrated faceted heart Amethyst gemstone Vermeil Wire Wrapped Focal Pendant Charm 1 piece

Amethyst Beads Plain 4-6mm Rounds

Amethyst Beads Plain 4-6mm Rounds

$8.04
$6.00

Length 14" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 4-6mm

4.5-5mm Amethyst Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

4.5-5mm Amethyst Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

$10.72
$8.00

Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 4.5-5mm

4mm Amethyst plain rounds 14 inches 89 beads

4mm Amethyst plain rounds 14 inches 89 beads

$8.00

Approximates per strand: 4mm 14 inches 89 beads

6mm Matte Amethyst & Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 65 pieces

6mm Matte Amethyst & Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 65 pieces

$9.84

Approximates: 6mm frosted Amethsyt & Dog-toothed Cape Amethyst 15 inch 65 pieces

5mm Mystic Amethyst plain rondelle beads 13 inch 130 pieces

5mm Mystic Amethyst plain rondelle beads 13 inch 130 pieces

$10.00

5mm in size average for this Mystic Amethyst plain rondelle bead strand measuring approximately 13 inches in length with 130 pieces.

7x5mm Amethyst Faceted Ovals Beads 44 beads14 inch

7x5mm Amethyst Faceted Ovals Beads 44 beads14 inch

$20.10
$15.00

Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 7x5mm average size varies on strand

Amethyst Straight Drill Plain Diamond Beads, 14 inch
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

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

9x5mm Amethyst Faceted Rectangle Beads 14.5 inch 31 pcs

9x5mm Amethyst Faceted Rectangle Beads 14.5 inch 31 pcs

$10.72
$8.00

9x5mm Amethyst Faceted Rectangle Beads 14.5 inch 31 pcs

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

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

34x20x8mm Cape Amethyst straight drilled plain marquise 16 inch 10 beads

34x20x8mm Cape Amethyst straight drilled plain marquise 16 inch 10 beads

$25.00

Approximates: 34x20x8mm Cape Amethyst straight drilled plain marquise 16 inch 10 beads

7x5-9x7mm Amethyst faceted pear beads 8 inch 57 pieces

7x5-9x7mm Amethyst faceted pear beads 8 inch 57 pieces

$15.00

7x5mm up to 9x7mm Amethyst faceted pear bead strand measures approximately 8 inches in length with approximately 57 pieces.

9mm Amethyst Plain Kite Beads, 14 inch

9mm Amethyst Plain Kite Beads, 14 inch

$8.04
$6.00

Length 14 inch Approx. Bead Size;7-9mm

30x15x6mm Cape Amethyst straight drilled plain ovals 15 inch 13 beads

30x15x6mm Cape Amethyst straight drilled plain ovals 15 inch 13 beads

$20.00

Approximates: 30x15x6mm Cape Amethyst straight drilled plain ovals 15 inch 13 beads

4-4.5mm Shaded Amethyst plain rondelle Black Gold Chain by the foot 38 pcs

4-4.5mm Shaded Amethyst plain rondelle Black Gold Chain by the foot 38 pcs

$6.00

Approximates: 1 foot of chain has 39 beads in shaded Amethyst plain rondelles measuring approximatley 4.5-5mm diameter

8mm Matte Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 49 pieces

8mm Matte Cape Amethyst plain round beads 15 inch 49 pieces

$13.96

Approximates: 8mm frosted Dog-toothed Cape Amethyst 15 inch 49 pieces

2-2.5mm Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 188 pieces

2-2.5mm Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 188 pieces

$20.00

2mm to 2.5mm Amethyst faceted rondelle beads 13 inches with approximately 188 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

10x6mm Amethyst Top Drilled Faceted Triangle Beads 8 inch 48 pieces

10x6mm Amethyst Top Drilled Faceted Triangle Beads 8 inch 48 pieces

$38.00

10x6mm Amethyst Top Drilled Faceted Triangle Beads 8 inch 48 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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