Glowing warmth radiates from the matte carnelian 6mm round beads from Dakota Stones. Available by the strand, these beads feature a perfectly round shape and a versatile size, alive with soft red color and hints of orange. Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade agate that receives its beautiful red tints from iron oxides. Most deep red carnelian is heat treated to darken the material evenly; these have been tumbled to give them a matte finish. The ancient Greeks and Romans particularly valued carnelian and believed that it could calm bad temper or still the blood. These beads are made from natural gemstones, so color may vary from bead to bead. These beads feature the perfect size for necklaces, bracelets and even earrings.