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Dakota Stones 12mm Square Matte Carnelian Gemstone Beads
12mm Square Matte Carnelian beads from Dakota Stones. 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. Mined in Brazil, India, Australia, Russia, Madagascar, South Africa, Uruguay and U.S.A. Approximately 17 beads per 8" strand. Sold 1 strand per pack.