Bands of golden shimmer complement the deep blue color of the lapis lazuli 30x40mm oval beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these wide, oval-shaped beads feature intense blue color flecked with golden sparkles. These beads are large enough to be used as focal points in your necklace designs. 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 has timeless associations with the kings and queens of all realms. 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.