Flecks of gold color decorate the deep blue lapis lazuli 12mm coin beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these coin-shaped beads feature deep blue color flecked with shimmering golden sparkles. 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 expand intellect, wisdom and leadership qualities as well as help in legal matters that arise. 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.