Large geometric shapes combine with rich color in these dragon blood jasper 25x30mm faceted hexagon beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these bold beads feature asymmetrical hexagon shapes with large cut facets. The mottled green colors mix with splotches of crimson. 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 gives us the courage to face difficulties head-on with honesty, determination and creativity. 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.