High-quality A-grade amethyst beads display beautiful color, composition and polish. Choose from deep, rich purple amethyst in your choice of faceted and smooth beads. We've also grouped lab-grown amethyst into this category, due to the superior color and clarity of lab-grown amethyst. Get volume discounts on most of these superb-quality semiprecious beads!
Thought by ancient people to encourage celibacy, prevent drunkenness, and symbolize piety, good-quality amethyst has long been an important gemstone in religious ornamentation. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst had the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken intelligence.
In order to keep your amethyst beads in good condition, avoid exposing them to direct sunlight. If the original color does fade due to wear and exposure, the color can be restored by X-ray radiation; next time you go in for an X-ray, ask the technician if you can bring your amethyst components along!