Dramatic natural colors fill these dragon blood jasper 7x12mm faceted nugget beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these nugget-shaped beads display cut facets to give them a natural shape that works well with the organic colors of mottled green and blood red. 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. It is said that dragon blood jasper opens our hearts and inspires compassion for others. 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.