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Amethyst

Amethyst Bead Strands

Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for the month of February. 

Treasured by the ancient Romans, amethyst was worn as a talisman to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus. Amethyst comes from the Greek "amethystos" which means "not drunken."  The legend of the origin of amethyst comes from Greek myth. Dionysus, the god of intoxication, was angered one day and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. The terrified girl asked to be spared the pain of the brutal claws so Diana turned her into a statue of pure crystalline quartz. At the sight, Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.

Since the middle ages, Bishop's rings have been set with amethyst as a symbol of piety and celibacy. Leonardo da Vinci wrote that amethyst has the power to protect against evil thoughts and to sharpen the intelligence. Buddhists believe that amethyst enhances the peace and tranquility of meditation, making it a preferred choice for Tibetan rosaries.

Amethyst is mined mainly in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, and African countries like Zambia and Namibia. It is the mineral quartz, with a hardness of 7, durable and great for everyday wear. Clean with mild dish soap. Avoid exposure to high heat, which may cause its color to fade.

-From American Gem Trade Association




Amethyst Carved Flower 10mm Bead

Amethyst Carved Flower 10mm Bead

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Amethyst Coin 18mm Bead

Amethyst Coin 18mm Bead

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Amethyst Dogtooth Dagger Bead

Amethyst Dogtooth Dagger Bead

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Amethyst Druzy Pendant

Amethyst Druzy Pendant

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Amethyst Druzy Stalactite Half-dome Pendant

Amethyst Druzy Stalactite Half-dome Pendant

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Amethyst Faceted Round 2mm Strand

Amethyst Faceted Round 2mm Strand

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Amethyst Healing Stone

Amethyst Healing Stone

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Amethyst Point Earrings

Amethyst Point Earrings

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Amethyst Point Pendant

Amethyst Point Pendant

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Amethyst Round 10mm Strand

Amethyst Round 10mm Strand

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Amethyst Round 8mm Strand

Amethyst Round 8mm Strand

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Amethyst Square 30mm Bead

Amethyst Square 30mm Bead

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Cape Amethyst 8mm round

Cape Amethyst 8mm round

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Melody Stone 10mm Strand

Melody Stone 10mm Strand

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