4mm Genuine Amethyst Round Beads temporarily strung on thread. Very nice beads, few inclusions, great purple color. These are what most people would call "A Grade" beads.
Amethyst: A highly prized variety of Quartz, it is the official birthstone for February.
The stone's name is derived from the Greek word amethystos, meaning "not drunken," because people of ancient times believed it to protect the wearer from drunkenness.
Amethyst is believed to enhance Awareness, Meditation, Balance, Inner Peace, Healing and Relieves Stress.