For twinkling touches of beauty in your designs, try the lapis lazuli 10mm round beads from Dakota Stones. Available by the strand, these bold beads are spherical in shape and feature glittering golden color sprinkled over a dark blue background. 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. Showcase these stunning gemstone beads in a necklace design.