Swirl earthy color into your designs with the Dakota Stones Noreena jasper 8x16mm rice beads. Available by the strand, these beads feature traditional deep reds and browns with touches of orange and gray. Also known as red picture jasper, this gemstone comes from the Hamersley Basin in Australia and was formed somewhere around 2700 million years ago. Noreena jasper is believed to be a freeing stone and an excellent aid in directing one towards achieving goals. These beads feature a simple rice shape with tapered ends. They would look great in a long necklace strand.