Create unique, high-quality designs with the help of the Dakota Stones amethyst 8x10mm tumble nugget beads. Available by the strand, these beads feature a cube-like shape with rounded edges. Each dark purple bead looks like a little pebble. 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 in necklaces and bracelets for distinct style everyone will love.