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Dogtooth Amethyst Love Affair

Posted by Ali on October 30 at 02:09 pm

I love dogtooth amethyst. Lima Beads first started carrying this stone a couple of months ago, but we were only able to get 2 shapes to start. This week, we’ve added a full line of it and I’m so excited. I must admit, I already took out a few strands for myself :)

Amethyst with Calcite

Amethyst with Calcite

When we initially added it to our shop, it wasn’t as popular as I thought it would be. I think the fact that we only had 2 shapes to offer made it more difficult for all of you to use. I think it’s going to turn into one of our most popular stones. It’s a natural purple stone that isn’t very expensive and that’s not an easy combination to find. It has the same gorgeous purple tones of amethyst that we all love, but also introduces white banding. This white banding is caused by a growth of calcite on the amethyst. This is commonly referred to as “dogtooth calcite” — which is where the name for this stone comes from.

You can check it out on the Dogtooth Amethyst page. For those of you that pay attention to the mystical properties of these stones — they say this one is supposed to help with shopping addiction. We always hear from people that they’re addicted to the Big Green Bead Machine, so maybe dogtooth amethyst can help!

Dogtooth Amethyst

Dogtooth Amethyst

Let me know what you think of this stone, I’m very curious :)

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. beadaholchick
    beadaholchick says:

    Maybe you DON’T want a stone that cures shopping addiction on your site!-HA-I really don’t think anything could keep me away from all of you (L.B & fellow posters) I’m beginning to feel like you’re part of the family!:)

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ali, I’m not at all a “purple person” (both of my sisters are however), but I find the Dogtooth Amethyst very, very attractive. The banding gives it a mysterious and romantic quality I don’t get from plain Amethyst. I think that everyone is going to love it.

    I’m excited about the Black Coral pieces you’ve added. As soon as I saw them I let out a loud “yahoo” (fortunately no one was around to hear me). The new China Chrysocolla and Chalcedony rondelles are super, as I can never have enough rondelles.

    The Rhodochrosite Nuggets are spectacular looking, I can’t wait to have a project that I’ll “have to” use them in, just so that I can buy some.

    Please keep adding to your already gorgeous selection.

  3. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    I think the Dogtooth Amethyst is very nice! I look forward to coming up with ideas to use it. I would like to let CAS and Haute Rawx know that I’ve added several of their picks to my favorites. For some reason I can’t get enough of brown colored stones and Chocolate and Chilis and Bronze Age Tribe just sent my passion right over the top! Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us. Please Lima team,don’t stop the Fresh Picks. They help me a lot and I look forward to seeing the new combinations every week.

  4. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Beautiful stone. I just LOVE all you gemstones…They are all such great quality, and beautiful. Great prices, and when ordered arrive really fast. Also glad to see facts on your gemstones. Nice to know the history and where they come from. Ya’ll are a top notch business, with great people ! I also Love the Big green Bead Machine,quite addicting..LOL…

    Thank you all for your hard work

  5. CAS
    CAS says:

    Thank you so very much Stephanie. I love brown colored stones myself, and love playing with different combinations of browns and tans. I’m looking forward to seeing some of your “brown” picks.

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Stephanie, I just saw your pick “Because I Said So”, simply gorgeous. Love it! It went straight into my favorite picks. “Passion Over The Top” is for you.

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    J Gockel says:

    I like the combination of purple and yellow. I have actually used amethyst (rough-cut nuggets) and calcite in a couple of my designs. I intend to purchase some of this stone.

  8. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Thanks CAS! Doing these Fresh Picks gets addictive,but it’s tons of fun!

  9. Haute Rawx
    Haute Rawx says:

    To: Stephanie C, Thank you for the acknowledgement. I just love the Dogtooth Amethyst. I actually used to run around with purple hair maybe I should go back to that for a few months. I love to see what is new on Thursday. I really liked the black coral too. I have really enjoyed checking on the “Fresh Picks” to see what lovely goodies you have come up with! I have always liked seeing some sort of juxtaposition in any kind of design. It kind of shakes up your conception of how you view what you see. I love to look through other peoples eyes and be open to new possibilities. Thanks so much to all of you. It is a really fun place to come.

    Haute Rawx

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    Pendant Moon says:

    Dogtooth Amethyst is a stunning stone, and i hope to re-stock again soon before it all goes. I only had the two original shapes and have managed to make some lovely pieces. I don’t know about the USA, but in the UK purple and silver is certainly the in thing at the moment

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