Bold geometric style will make a dramatic splash in your designs when you use the onyx 25x30mm faceted hexagon beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these large hexagonal beads feature cut facets to enhance their dark shine. Onyx is a variety of chalcedony that is similar to agate, with straight rather than curved bands. Nearly all black onyx on the market has been color enhanced to increase its depth of color. This process has been used on onyx for thousands of years and does not decrease the value of the stone. Mined in Brazil, India and Madagascar, onyx is said to sharpen your senses. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are all useable in jewelry designs because every bead is checked to ensure they are cut and drilled correctly, that the finish is right and that the beads look distinct to their stone type.