Carnelian (Natural) 8x10-12mm approx. Nugget Beads
Variant of chalcedony, Carnelian is an opaque to translucent light orange to deep reddish/brown. Name is derived from he latin word “carnem” meaning horn, in reference to the colour sometimes exhibited. Widely used during Roman times to make signet or seal rings - it is said that hot wax does not stick to Carnelian. Also called “Mecca Stone” and “Pigeon’s Blood Agate”. Long believed to bring luck, protection and comfort. Said to be a motivation stone and some refer to it as the “self esteem stone”. These Carnelian beads are natural showing the full range of colours. Sold as temporary strung 39cm (approx) strands.