Let regal style reign supreme in your jewelry with amethyst gemstone beads from Dakota Stones. These beads all feature dark purple color with the occasional stripe of cloudy white. Amethyst is the official birthstone of February, making these beads perfect for using in gift ideas. Amethyst's name is derived from the Greek amethystos meaning not drunken, because people of ancient times believed it to protect the wearer from drunkenness. Mined in the USA, Uruguay, South America and Africa, today this gemstone is believed to promote happiness. Choose from beads of different shapes, including ovals, rounds, nuggets, squares and more!