RARE.AA quality beads which are rarely seen in this size and price. They are 8mm round. These are gorgeous, highly polished, 8mm round chalcedony beads. The color and clarity of these gemstone beads is exceptional. The chalcedony bead is a form of quartz crystal. During the 1700s it was believed that semi-precious chalcedony gem stone beads embodied the power to banish evil spirits and nightmares. Chalcedony gem stone beads are said to give success in lawsuits, good health, safe travels, and protects against harmful spirits. Chalcedony helps overcome jealousy and despair. These stones bring love and comfort, dispels anger, and balances ego.