Amethyst beads are made from a natural purple quartz stone. Amethyst is the February birthstone and the most highly valued member of the quartz stone family.
The clearest and deepest colors of purple are favored for amethyst jewelry and bead making, but amethyst's color can range from nearly clear to an opaque almost black dark purple. Amethyst combines well with amber, silver and pearl.
Mohs Hardness: 7.0
See our amethyst article in our bead library to learn more about this popular classic gemstone.