Complement your looks with elegant black color using the Dakota Stones matte onyx 10x14mm oval 8-inch bead strand. Available in 8-inch strands, these beads feature enigmatic black color and a matte finish with a subtle shine. These beads feature pleasing oval shapes that would look great in any design. This material has been rendered a uniform and permanent black color with a treatment of sugar and acid. This process has been used on the gemstone for thousands of years and is water safe. These beads are polished and then tumbled to achieve the matte finish. Mined in Brazil, India and Madagascar, onyx is said to enhance steadfastness and determination, setting one's mind to a task. Let these beads create striking contrast within your designs.