Capture the beauty of a setting sun in your designs with the matte carnelian 10x20mm double drilled rectangle beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these rectangular beads feature smooth, rounded edges and streaks of warm red and yellow 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. The double-drilled holes are perfect for using in watch bands and the warm colors would pair wonderfully with gold components. Folklore suggests that carnelian was used to protect the traveler after death and guard against evil. 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 cut and drilled correctly, the finish is right and the beads look distinct to their stone type.