Amethyst is a purple quartz crystal. It is a very popular semi-precious stone which is often used in jewelry. The beautiful purple colour is caused by the stone's content of iron, manganese and titanium. The quality of the amethyst is generally measured by how little white quartz is visible. The less white quartz, the finer the stone or bead. In this category you will find a wide selection of amethyst beads for jewelry making like round or faceted beads, teardrops, nuggets and berry beads.

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Large selection of amethyst beads

We have a large selection of beautiful and high-quality amethyst beads, perfect for jewelry making. Our range includes both traditional purple amethyst beads and exciting green varieties that will add a unique charm to your jewelry. Our amethyst beads are carefully selected and cut to showcase the natural beauty of the stone. By placing amethyst in your jewelry, you add a sublime elegance and mystery that will impress and delight the wearer.


Traditional purple amethyst

Amethyst is one of the most beloved and timeless gemstones, famous for its beautiful purple color. At Smyks, our traditional purple amethyst beads are cut and polished with care to showcase the natural beauty of this precious stone. These beads add an elegant and sophisticated touch to your jewelry designs and exude a sense of luxury and refinement. Let our amethyst beads be the perfect choice for creating jewelry that exudes style and timelessness.


Green amethyst

In addition to our well-known purple amethyst beads, we also offer green amethyst beads. This unique stone adds an exciting twist to your jewelry and brings a refreshing and natural hue to your creations. With green amethyst you can really stand out and add a unique element to your jewelry that will impress and fascinate. Our selection of green amethyst beads is perfect for those who want to explore new gemstones and create jewelry that stands out from the crowd.


What is amethyst?

Amethyst belongs to the quartz family and is a variation of silicon dioxide. It is often identified by its distinctive purple color, also known as "purple crystal," but can also appear in shades from light blue to deep purple. The stone has a rich history and has been valued over the centuries as a gemstone with both aesthetic and spiritual significance. In addition to the individual stone form, amethyst is also found in natural formations such as "amethyst caves," which fascinate with their beautiful purple crystals. An amethyst cave is unique and adds an extra dimension to the already impressive beauty of amethyst.


Why are amethysts purple?

Amethyst's beautiful purple color is due to its content of minerals such as iron, manganese and titanium. These elements combine to create the distinctive purple hue that makes amethyst so unique and desirable. The quality of amethyst beads is often judged by how little white quartz is present in the stone. The less quartz, the finer the bead. At Smyks, we offer amethyst beads in different qualities so you can find the perfect purple amethyst for your jewelry designs.


Where do amethyst stones come from?

Amethyst is found in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka and the USA. It often forms in rocks and cave systems where mineral-rich water seeps in and leaves behind crystallizations of the beautiful crystal. The unique geological conditions in each area produce different color intensities and hues in amethyst. These beautiful crystal formations are the result of nature's enchanting forces, creating a multitude of purple hues - from soft pastels to deep, intense tones. Each piece of amethyst is a unique work of art from nature and is what makes this gemstone so coveted and beloved in the jewelry world.


The healing properties of amethyst

Amethyst is said to be one of the most potent "spiritual stones". With its healing energies, amethyst is believed to promote inner peace, balance and spirituality. Many believe amethyst can relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia. It is also believed to enhance the intuition and creativity of those who wear it. The properties of amethyst have been valued throughout the ages by people seeking spiritual connection and inner healing. When wearing this beautiful purple crystal, you can experience a calming sense of wellbeing and strength in your spiritual practice.



The amethyst crystal is closely associated with the chakra named Ajna, also known as the "Third Eye Chakra." This purple crystal has a unique ability to enhance intuition, insight and wisdom, making it a valuable stone for spiritual practice. When activated, amethyst stimulates Ajna, located centrally in the forehead, promoting mental clarity and inner understanding. This chakra is the gateway to higher consciousness, and the presence of amethyst can help open this gateway and connect us to deeper layers of our soul. Wear the amethyst with pride as a guide on your spiritual journey.


How much is amethysts worth?

We have amethysts in many different price ranges, so you can find exactly what's right for you. Our range extends from sets of 10 small, shiny amethysts for under £20, perfect for smaller projects and creations. If you're looking for something more eye-catching, we also offer a string of 10 bright polished amethyst nuggets for 179 kr that will add a sublime elegance to your jewelry. Whatever your budget, we have the right amethyst for you!


What does amethyst mean?

The word "amethyst" has an intriguing etymological origin, derived from the Greek word "amethystos," which literally means "not drunk." In Ancient Greece, the amethyst was believed to have a protective effect against intoxication. It was worn as an amulet or gemstone during festive occasions to ward off the negative effects of alcohol and maintain a clear and balanced state of mind.


Buy amethyst beads at Smyks

Amethysts are incredibly popular stones for jewelry making, and it's not just because of their stunning color and beauty. It's also because of its profound symbolism and meaning. At Smyks, we offer a wide selection of amethyst beads that allow you to create unique and personalized jewellery. Our beads open up a world of creativity where you can express your style and add an extra dimension of meaning to your jewelry. Let the enchanting energy and symbolism of amethyst be part of your jewelry designs.