Amethyst & Ametrine

Amethyst Crystals

Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is prized for its beautiful violet colour. The colour is caused by the presence of iron and other trace elements within the mineral. Amethyst can range in color from a light lilac to a deep, rich purple.

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Discover the Magic of Amethyst and Ametrine Beads

Step into the enchanting world of amethyst and ametrine beads! These captivating gemstones have long been cherished for their stunning beauty and powerful properties. Whether you’re an experienced jewellery maker or a novice, amethyst and ametrine beads are sure to inspire your next creation.

What is Amethyst?

Amethyst is a variety of quartz renowned for its striking purple hues. This beautiful stone forms through the slow cooling of lava, which allows the quartz crystals to grow. The presence of iron and other trace minerals gives amethyst its signature purple colour, which can range from light lavender to deep violet.

What is Ametrine?

Ametrine is a unique and rare gemstone that combines the properties of both amethyst and citrine. This bi-colour quartz features stunning transitions of purple and yellow, creating a captivating visual effect. The dual colouring occurs naturally due to varying temperatures during the crystal’s formation, making each ametrine bead truly one-of-a-kind.

Creative Uses for Amethyst and Ametrine Beads

Both amethyst and ametrine beads are versatile and can be used in a variety of jewellery and craft projects. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Necklaces and Bracelets: String amethyst or ametrine beads together for a simple, elegant piece. Combine them with silver or gold accents to highlight their natural beauty.
  • Earrings: Use smaller beads for delicate earrings or larger ones for bold statement pieces.
  • Rings: Create unique rings featuring single amethyst or ametrine beads as the focal point.
  • Home Decor: Incorporate these beads into suncatchers, dream catchers, or decorative mobiles to add a touch of magic to your home.

A Spectrum of Colours

Amethyst beads typically range from pale lavender to rich, deep purple. On the other hand, ametrine beads display a stunning blend of purple and yellow hues, often with a gradient effect. The natural beauty of these stones means no two beads are exactly alike, offering endless possibilities for your designs.

Metaphysical Properties

Many people believe that amethyst and ametrine possess powerful metaphysical properties. While these properties are not scientifically proven, they add an intriguing layer of meaning to your creations. Some of the believed properties include:


    • Calming and Soothing: Amethyst is thought to promote tranquility and reduce stress and anxiety.
    • Spiritual Growth: Often associated with the crown chakra, amethyst is believed to enhance spiritual awareness and intuition.
    • Protection: It is said to guard against negative energies and psychic attacks.


      • Balance and Harmony: Ametrine is thought to balance the energies of amethyst and citrine, promoting harmony and balance in life.
      • Creativity and Clarity: It is believed to enhance creativity and mental clarity, making it an excellent stone for artists and thinkers.
      • Emotional Healing: Ametrine is said to help release negativity and foster emotional healing.

The Value of Amethyst and Ametrine Beads

Amethyst beads are generally affordable, with prices varying based on factors such as size, colour, and clarity. Ametrine beads, being rarer, tend to be more expensive but are well worth the investment for their unique beauty and dual colouring.

Where to Buy Amethyst and Ametrine Beads

For high-quality amethyst and ametrine beads, visit Beads n Crystals in Brisbane. We offer a wide selection of these stunning gemstones in various shapes and sizes to suit any project. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you find the perfect beads and provide inspiration for your creations.

In conclusion, amethyst and ametrine beads are exquisite additions to any jewellery maker’s collection. Their natural beauty, versatility, and the allure of their metaphysical properties make them favourites among crafters. Visit Beads n Crystals in Brisbane to explore our range and start creating your next masterpiece today!

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