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. These small bead are great for using as spacers to add colorful accents to designs. 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 sandblasted to give them a matte finish. Carnelian is also known as the Mecca stone and natural agate. It has a Mohs hardness of 6.5. Metaphysical Properties: Often known as a motivation stone, carnelian is used for physical training and balancing body energy levels.
Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead. Carnelian is heat-treated to have a consistent color across the bead and strand. The color is very consistent. Each strand includes approximately 52 beads.