18 x 12mm average. These are fabulously faceted Carnelian beads. These natural carnelian stones have been cut and faceted to follow the natural contours of the stone. Though very similar in color, size and shape, no two of these carnelian beads are alike. These carnelian beads average 8mm in thickness. 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, increase creativity, and bring good luck.
I wanted a bead that makes a statement...these are perfect. Outstanding!