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Red Carnelian Agate A (alt) · Microfaceted · Cube · 4mm

$8.95
SKU CbAgaCar04MF213

133 in stock

Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.

These carnelian beads have been treated to give them a brilliant rich red color!

Carnelian agate gemstone beads are beautiful, and they carry a rich history. Carnelian agate has been found on every continent and were popular gemstones in ancient times.

The word "carnelian” comes from the Latin word for "flesh" and has been used for amulets and talismans since prehistory. Carnelian was also used to make signet rings for imprinting wax document seals during the Bronze Age.

In the ancient world, carnelian stone was often used as a burial gem, because it was thought to speed up the journey to the afterlife. We see a similar theme in China, during the Ming Dynasty, where carnelian was buried with deceased emperors to protect them in their journey to the afterlife.

Carnelian was also very popular stone during the Art Deco period due to its vibrant red/orange color.

Carnelian is a form of chalcedony, rates a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and usually contain continuous band of colors. Incorporating carnelian beads into your designs is great way to give your gemstone jewelry a vibrant and colorful appearance.

Bead Count

Count of beads on a strand: approx 85 beads.

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Beads hole size: 0.3mm - 0.6mm

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.
Recommendations

For beads 4mm and smaller, it is recommended to start with stringing wires no larger than .013inch / .33mm. This will ensure a proper fit and in most cases allow for feeding of the wire tip back through the beads for a clean finish.

Elastic cords can be used with beads 4mm and larger, but it will not fit through most beads smaller than 4mm. It's recommended to use 0.5mm elastic cord.

These recommendations are intended to help guide you for a successful project. With time and experience you'll discover what works best for your designs.

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Lorraine W.
These are beautiful beads

I love your beads