Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and displays beautiful hues of pale to deep purple. At Tejas Beads, we carry a large assortment of Amethyst bead options, colors, shapes and qualities. Here are 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. As a stone of spiritual protection, purification, and divine connection, amethyst helps clear negative or addictive emotional patterns. Wearing or placing Amethyst nearby can promote a feeling of protection from its resonance. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.