These are natural carnelian gemstone that are a beautiful orange color. They are sometimes called red agate. These are faceted and cut into 4mm rondelles. The beads have a wonderful cut and really sparkle. Circa 1990. 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.
- Size: 4mm
- Sold on 15 inch strands
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