Chunks of natural beauty will enhance your designs when you use the matte carnelian 7x12mm faceted nugget beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads feature cut facets that form nugget shapes that give them a natural feel. These beads feature uniform colors and banded patterns of warm red, orange and yellow hues. 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. Sometimes referred to as natural agate, carnelian is sometimes worn to enhance passion and desire. 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.