For contemporary shape and earthy style, try the Dakota Stones brioche agate 25x30mm faceted hexagon beads. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads are filled with natural, swirling patterns of brown, gray and white. These beads are large and feature a hexagonal shape with large facets cut into the surface. The brecciated patterns and subtle banding complement the asymmetrical shapes of the beads. This gemstone is mined in Africa and is said to be a very protective stone, especially for children. Use these beads in a bold necklace design for a modern yet earthy look.