Amethyst Gemstone Beads - Amethyst Beads add sophistication and a touch of metaphysical drama to many jewelry designs. is the violet variety of Quartz. Amethyst means 'not drunken' from a legend regarding an unhappy Bacchus. A pure maiden serving Diana happened to cross the angry God's path. He set his animals upon her and she called for protection. Diana turned her into a pure white gem to save her. Feeling shame Bacchus poured wine upon her, turning the lovely maiden, Amethyst, a beautiful violet purple. Western Astrology associates Amethyst with Aquarius. In Eastern Astrology it is considered a secondary gem of Saturn (ruling Capricorn and Aquarius). Amethyst is an important gemstone in opening the 6th Chakra, or 3rd Eye. Amethyst Beads are stunning with Garnet, Rock Crystal and Pearls.