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Six spiral-carved 12x8mm Carnelian beads are featured on these antique gold earrings. Antique gold components are made of brass with an oxidized antique gold finish.
Carnelian, or cornelian, is a translucent orange or red member of the chalcedony mineral family. Most of the carnelian sold on today's market is an enhanced form of chalcedony that has been heat-treated to enhance color or stained and heat-treated. Natural carnelian usually exhibits a cloudy translucence while agates and other chalcedony sold under this name exhibit streaks. Sard, a brownish red to brown chalcedony with no strict separation, is also sold under the same name.
A popular gemstone throughout history, it was called Sardion until Medieval times. It is referenced in the Bible and listed as one of the gemstones set in the breastplate of the high priest. Both Romans and Greeks used carnelian for carvings, intaglios, and signet rings. Napoleon returned from Egypt with a huge octagonal carnelian. It has also been popular for beads and cameos.
Some believe wearing carnelian will restore vitality and motivation as well as stimulate creativity. Others believe carnelian can help with overcoming abuse of any kind. It also helps with trusting yourself and your perceptions.
|Earring Length||2-3 inches|
|Ear Wire Style||Leaverback|
|Ear Wire Material||Brass|