Extra large and beautiful Chinese beads carved from carnelian. The hand carved beads are a rich reddish brown color and will be wonderful focal beads. Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone and is sometimes called red agate. These beads are hollowed out with pierced designs, and maybe serpents or dragons circling them. They have large 5mm holes, which are big enough for a cord or leather.
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. These beads are hollowed out with pierced designs, and maybe serpents or dragons circling them. They have 4mm holes, which are large enough for a cord or leather.
- Size: 25mm
- Sold individually
- Circa 1980
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