Considered the birthstone of February, gem-quality amethyst is so lovely in shades from lavender to deep purple. As each bead is hand-cut in India, expect some variations in size and color. We love both the brilliant sparkle from the faceting and their endearing shape. See how you can use them in Nicole Anderson's 5 Stitch. They can be laddered using KO and Size 12 English Beading Needle.