These matte carnelian gemstone beads are drenched in sun colors ranging from deep red and orange to honey and pale yellow. Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade agate that receives its beautiful red tints form iron oxides. These beads have been tumbled to give them a matte finish. Carnelian is one of the oldest known gemstones and was once regarded as one of the luckiest gems to wear. Our matte carnelian beads come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find something to fit your style.