Make your designs look like rare treasure with the lapis lazuli 8mm faceted square beads from Dakota Stones. Available by the strand, these beads are square in shape and feature diamond-shaped facets cut into their surface. These facets make the glittering gold and dark blue color of the beads shine even brighter. 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. Mined in Afghanistan and the San Gabriel Mountains in California, lapis lazuli is said to impart ancient knowledge and wisdom to its bearer. Add these beads to necklaces or bracelets for a touch of subtle sparkle everyone will admire.