This is a 31" Long Strand of Amethyst Nugget Stones Necklace. There are 228 individual stones that make up this necklace. The shades of the Amethyst stones vary, but all are very light in color. Amethyst is a color-striking, translucent purple stone. It is a natural occurring violet form of quartz which is usually found in geodes of volcanic rocks. It is the recognized birthstone for February. The deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes is the main secret of Amethyst's beauty and fire. It is available in a variety of sizes and shapes. It is durable and can be worn every day. Amethyst is considered as the most desirable gem in the quartz group. Though, it is not a very expensive gem. It requires a lot of care & protection from scratches & sharp blows. It is found mainly in Brazil, Uruguay and Zambia.