Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.
These natural rondelle microfaceted amethyst beads have not been treated to enhance color or clarity in any way.
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and displays beautiful hues of pale to deep purple.
Some fun facts about Amethyst
- During the middle ages amethyst was considered a symbol of royalty and was used to decorate English emblems and insignia of royalty.
- In Greek mythology, amethyst was viewed to be a strong antidote for intoxication, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it.
- The Tibetans held amethyst as sacred to the Buddha and made prayer beads from it.
- Amethyst is the birthstone for February.