Hole size .30mm. Approximately 75 - 80 beads per 8" strand.
The amethyst variety of quartz takes its name from the ancient Greek for 'not intoxicated'. Some sober-minded revelers were said to drink water from amethyst cups, so they appeared to be drinking stronger wine. The legend passed down that amethyst protected against poison, intoxication, and self-delusion. Today, amethyst is often considered a calming, healing stone, and a symbol of humility and common-sense.
These rich purple amethyst beads are cut into a faceted long teardrop shape, and come in a gift presentation strand with matching silky tassels and silver thread accents. Colors, bead sizes, and shapes can vary slightly due to differences in natural material, manufacturing, and cutting methods.
Most stones Plazko.com sells (in chains, charms, connectors, drops or other products) are enhanced with globally acceptable standards. Stones are commonly enhanced to improve their color, clarity and durability. There are many ways stones can be enhanced. Some of the most common enhancements are irradiation, heat treatment, vapor deposition, dyeing, filling and impregnation.