We were very excited when we found several strands of richly hued genuine amethyst beads. Semi-precious stones are not hard to find but our need for exactly the right colour made it considerably more difficult. These amethyst beads were slightly translucent which also appealed to us. The resulting five strand graduated collar is both striking and sophisticated. The crystal portion is a combination of deep amethyst and smoked colorado topaz stones. The smoked topaz is also introduced on the strands of purple beads via crystal rondelles. Please note that this is a substantial necklace and slightly heavier due to the quantity of beads.