These are 6 x 5mm, highly polished Carnelian rondell beads. Each 16" strand of these Carnelian beads has a wonderful mix of translucent coloring from deep red, to warm shades of orange. Did you know that Carnelian is actually a reddish-brown form of the semi-precious stone Chalcedony? Carnelian is mined mostly in India, Brazil, Uruguay, and Japan. Carnelian beads can help relieve sorrows, improve memory, and increase creativity.