Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gemstone of the Week: Carnelian

("Neassa" by Handmaden Designs)

Carnelian is a gorgeous translucent form of Chalcedony ranging in colour from orange to red. (There is also a brownish red to brown version of Chalcedony, but that is usually referred to as Sard. )  It is one of many Quartz based gemstones.  They generally sell for between $2-$30 per stone.  

Informational Sources:

Newman GG, Renee. Gemstone Buying Guide. Los Angeles: International Jewelry Publications, 2005

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