Wholesale amethyst beads, body jewelry, sterling silver chain and gemstone pendants

Amethyst Beads

Amethyst is a variety of quartz which occurs either in crystalline or massive form. Amethyst is a vivid purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone. The transparent purple quartz is the most popular quartz variety used in jewelry. It was named after the Greek mythological maiden who was turned to stone by the God Dionysus and is characterized by vivid colors and large clean crystals that make beautiful gems. We offer at wholesale prices purple, pink and green amethyst gemstone beads, body jewelry and pendants in silver, gold, copper and brass.

Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone available in a wide variety of cut and uncut stones, calibrated sizes and shapes, including many fancy shapes. Because of the patchyness of the color distribution in the crystals, amethyst is cut as brilliant round cuts to maximize the color.

Amethyst can occur as long prismatic crystals that have a six sided pyramid at either end or can form as druzes that are crystalline crusts that only show the pointed terminations. As a mineral specimen, amethyst is popular for its color and nice crystal shapes that produce a handsome, purple, sparkling cluster. Different localities can produce a unique amethyst to that particular region or even to that particular mine. The color range varies from pale lilac to deep purple. It is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. Very dark amethyst, mostly in small sizes, is also mined in Australia.

Amethyst is very popular and widely used as gemstones for beads, body jewelry and pendants. It belonging to the the purple variety of quartz. We also have the green amethyst and pink amethyst beads which are rare. The light color amethyst stone beads are very attractive and used to make bracelets, necklace, jewelry, bead crafts, rings and many more other things. Stone beads of this category are available in four different sizes. The beads are measured by measuring their respective length of their diameter. The existing amethyst beads can be worm-up or re-stringed to derive new shapes and new styles according to the changing fashion trend. Many years ago, in ancient Rome, to prevent drunkenness among the people, doctors used to mix powder of amethyst gem stone beads by crushing them with wine in wine cups.

Wholesale amethyst beads, body jewelry from organics and pendants in silver, gold, copper and brass are available from Dream Factory Beads, Esoteric Adornments, Tikitribes and Pangaea Body Art. The shapes for faceted beads, spirals, plugs, tunnels and pendants are handcrafted in Bali, China, India and the U.S.A.

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