Like a setting desert sun, these matte carnelian 8mm round beads from Dakota Stones shine with hot color. Available by the strand, these beads are perfectly round and feature soft red color with 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 are the perfect size to showcase in necklaces and bracelets, so use them to create a fabulous jewelry set!