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Carnelian Agate · Matte · Round · 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm

$3.95
SKU 2RdAgaCar04M001
Size:
4mm
6mm
8mm
10mm

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Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.

These are 100% natural untreated carnelian agate beads.

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:

  • 4mm = 85 Beads
  • 6mm = 58 Beads
  • 8mm = 45 Beads
  • 10mm = 36 Beads
  • 12mm = 30 Beads
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Bead hole size ranges:

  • 4mm = 0.6mm to 0.8mm
  • 6mm = 0.8mm to 1.0mm
  • 8mm = 0.8mm to 1.0mm
  • 10mm = 1.0mm and larger
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.

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Jenessa M.
A little darker

The most recent strand of carnelian that I ordered were darker than the photo, and the ones I’ve received in the past, but they are still pretty.