The lapis lazuli 4mm round beads from Dakota Stones feature color that resembles gold stars glittering in a deep blue night sky. Available in 8-inch strands, these small, round beads feature deep blue color flecked with gold. Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone that contains primarily lazurite, calcite and pyrite. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelry and worked on. Mined in Afghanistan and the San Gabriel Mountains in California, lapis lazuli is said to enhance one's insight, intellect and awareness. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are useable in jewelry 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.