These lapis lazuli 10x20mm double drilled rectangle beads from Dakota Stones feature colors that would look at home in a painting full of impressionist brush strokes. Available in 8-inch strands, these rectangular beads with rounded corners feature intense streaks of blue color flecked with golden sparkles. The two drilled stringing holes make these beads perfect for use in watch bands. 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 regarded by many people around the world as the stone of friendship and truth since it is said to encourage harmony in relationships and help its wearer to be authentic. 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.