Put a sophisticated glow of color into your designs with the matte carnelian 4mm round beads from Dakota Stones. Available by the strand, these beads are small and spherical in shape, featuring 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 small bead are great for using as spacers to add colorful accents to designs.
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Posted By:beady14 verified customer
Not like picturedApril 12, 2013
These are not the bright pretty orange beads you see in the photo. They are very dark orange, almost with red hues. They also sort of feel like plastic due to their matte finish.