Sands of Time Designs - Handmade Jewellery

Carnelian 6x4mm Faceted Rondelle Beads

$22.80 inc GST.

3 in stock

Gemstone: Carnelian, Dyed and Heated
Size: Approximately 6 x 4mm
Strand Length (inches): 16″
Hole: 0.8mm
Colour: Red/orange/translucent
Beads in Strand: Approximately 95 Beads

Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker. Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. It is most commonly found in Indonesia, Brazil, India, Russia, and Germany.

Carnelian is also known as the Cornelian stone. Its name comes from two Latin words: carnel meaning “flesh,” and even further back, cornel meaning “berry.” Both of these origins convey its spiritual power to impart a rich life force energy into those who meditate with respect and diligence upon it.