Put drops of smoldering color into your designs with the matte carnelian 15x30mm oval beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads feature elongated oval shapes with soft yet fiery hues of red and orange. 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 used to promote peace and harmony as well as to dispel depression. 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, that the finish is right and that the beads look distinct to their stone type.