Give your designs precious accents with the Dakota Stones amethyst 4mm faceted roundel beads. Available by the strand, these small beads feature a classic roundel shape and are faceted to give each one an eye-catching gleam. These beads display naturally rich purple colors. Amethyst is the official birthstone of February, so use these beads in gifts. 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. Try these beads as spacers in between larger beads with neutral colors.