Stand out with bold beauty in your designs using the Dakota Stones amethyst 10x20mm double drill beads. Available by the strand, these beads feature a rectangular shape and two stringing holes drilled through the side. Each bead features a rich purple coloring streaked with subtle stripes of white. Amethyst is the official birthstone of February, so use these beads in gifts for others. 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 USA, Uruguay, South America and Africa, today this gemstone is believed to promote happiness. These beads are perfect for use in watch bands.