Warm bursts of color liven up these matte carnelian 10x14mm oval beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads are fashioned in a simple oval shape and feature warm matte colors that range from deep red to orange, honey and pale yellow. Some beads even feature streaks and swirls of warm color. Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade agate that receives its warm tints from iron oxides. These beads have been tumbled to give them a matte finish. Carnelian is said to help boost energy and to help the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. These beads are made from natural gemstones, so color may vary from bead to bead. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are all useable in jewelry designs because every bead is checked to make sure they are cut and drilled correctly, the finish is right and the beads look distinct to their stone type.