These are beautiful stones and of the quality I expect from Dakota stones.
The image shown is misleading: many of these bronzite rounds have a remarkable translucent depth that's in no way seen in this dull photo. I wasn't just pleased, I was facinated.
I used these in bracelets strung with 0.8mm Elasticity. The center onyx piece was framed with blue tiger eye. It's a "healthy", earthy bracelet that both women and men like.
8mm Round Dragon Blood Jasper: "generally worn to promote mental processes and to restrain dangerous desires or whims that may lead to hazardous situations" :)
8mm Round Bronzite: "used to restore confidence in situations where you may feel overwhelmed"
8mm Faceted Roundel Golden Obsidian: "used to alleviate pain, reduce tension, and release energy"
8mm Faceted Roundel Blue Tiger Eye: "courage"
10x20 Onyx Faceted Rice Bead: "said to promote vigor, steadfastness, and stamina"