Carnelian

CarnelianCarnelian agate pendant with 18” princess necklace of 10mm round stones. Beautifully faceted, the translucent stones have multi-layers of orange, cream, gold and white shading.

Carnelian is chalcedony that contains iron and is formed in the vicinity of volcanic rock.

Source:  India, Brazil, Uruguay

Mythology: In ancient Egypt, carnelian was used in tomb offerings as a important protective stone for the dead. It was also thought to have a calming effect on the temper.

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