Cape Amethyst beads are cut from amethyst that is layered or striped with milky quartz that forms attractive patterns in the stone. This semiprecious gemstone is usually translucent and ranges in color from light purple to medium purple. Our cape amethyst beads are created by Mother Nature, so keep in mind that the bead strands you buy will not have identical patterns to the strand pictured in our secure online store. Amethyst is said to instill high ideals and urge one to do what is right. These semiprecious beads are also said to cure impatience, balance high energy, eliminate chaos, and help keep one grounded. To help your cape amethyst gemstone beads maintain their full purple hues, do not store them in direct sunlight.