Sunday, 12 June 2011

Carnelian ~

Carnelian is a really beautiful golden orange.  It is part of the agate family, which I've written about already in my article 'Amazing agates' featuring the same group of necklaces shown here.  The necklace around the outside is carnelian as are the orange coloured beads in the multi-coloured necklace of mixed agates.

The carnelian necklace is of an especially high quality as you can see by the high degree of translucence of the beads in the detail below.  The more opaque beads that you can see in the agate necklace are more like what are commonly available.

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