Complementary colors combine to form pleasing designs in the dragon blood jasper 6mm roundel beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these thin beads feature a slightly cylindrical shape. The mottled green colors are mixed with splashes of deep red tones. The two primary colors contrast and complement each other to form striking jasper. Mined only in western Australia, the local legend surrounding this gemstone says that it is the remains of ancient dragons long dead, the green mottles representing the dragons' scales and the red matrix representing spatters of blood. Legend says that jasper would drive away evil spirits. These beads are made from natural materials, so appearances may vary. 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.