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SIZE: 22x26mm (approx.)DRILLED: 1/2 Drilled, Top of Head (with Loop & Bail)STONE: Carnelian (Heated)SHAPE: Seal, Sea LionPACKAGE: 1 Piece
CARNELIAN: (also called "Cornelian") is a translucent, semiprecious variety of the silica mineral Chalcedony Quartz that owes its red to reddish brown color to its content of Hematite (iron oxide). It is a close relative of Sard, differing only in the shade of red. Carnelian is also referred to by other trade names like, Red Chalcedony and Red Agate. Although the term "Agate" usually refers to the banded varieties of this stone or one that has been color enhanced through heat treatments, while "Chalcedony" typically refers to a stone that has been dyed to achieve its red color.
Carnelian is the zodiac birthstone for Virgo (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22). Hindu astrologers assign it as a secondary stone for Aries (Mar. 21 to April 20) and Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22). The Arabs associated it with the month of July. It is referred to as a "sun stone" and believed to represent the element of fire. Carnelian is also credited for being a stone of great spirituality. Many believe it to be a healing gem with a wondrous capacity for promoting mental and physical well-being.
*Information regarding gemstone lore and metaphysical properties has been compiled from various sources and is for entertainment purposes only. No claims or promises are expressed or implied.*
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