Fiery flair mixes with asymmetrical shape in the matte carnelian 18x25mm faceted trapezoid beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads feature asymmetrical trapezoidal shapes and large cut facets. The red and orange hues of these beads give them warm depth. 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 associated with the zodiac sign of Taurus. 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.