4ST414-CF: Amethyst Faceted Coin 4mm - 15 Pieces
These diamond-cut coins have sharp, clean facets and extra faceted surface area for maximum sparkle. The unique "checkerboard" cut adds extra ways for light to play. These beads have larger-than-average holes and accommodate wire thickness up to 20 gauge. Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone, known as a äó_íæí_ŒåŒ¢äš_í‹äš_í__äó_íæí_äš_í¢_Gem of Fireäó_íæí_ŒåŒ¢äš_í‹äš_í__äó_íæí_äš_í¢ŒåŒÂŒåŒ¬ by ancient cultures. It has been greatly sought after throughout history and was at times valued as highly as Diamond. Today, this semi-precious variety of quartz is found in many locations around the world. The presence of Manganese within the stone produces the purple hue, and variation of the amount of iron in the stone creates a color range from reddish purple to deep violet to light lilac. The name derives from the Greek word for äó_íæí_ŒåŒ¢äš_í‹äš_í__äó_íæí_äš_í¢_not intoxicatedäó_íæí_ŒåŒ¢äš_í‹äš_í__äó_íæí_äš_í¢ŒåŒÂŒåŒ¬ and was once believed to prevent drunkenness and overindulgence.