Let organic rounded shapes and earthen colors inform your designs with the dragon blood jasper 8x10mm tumble nugget beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads feature a rounded nugget shape that works well with the woodland green colors and the splotches of deep red. The two primary colors contrast and complement each other to form striking jasper. Brass components would accent the colors in these beads beautifully. 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 because of its unique coloring, dragon blood jasper encourages the best possible combination of love and passion. 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.