Carnelian Sphere with Quartz Crystal Inclusions - Polished

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Rich, Dark, Bright Red Polished Carnelian Sphere with Insane Quartz Crystal  Inclusions.

Origin: Madagascar

Weight: 1.7 lb

Diameter: 83 mm

Carnelian:

Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root

Planets: Mars, Sun

Zodiacs: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo

Element: Fire

Properties: Strength, Courage, Confidence, Motivation, Sexuality, Action, Passion, Grounding, Power

Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony and is a microcrystalline Quartz. As a Chalcedony, Carnelian is formed from the intergrowth of two silica minerals with differing crystal structures: Quartz and Moganite. It appears in a vibrant range of fire-orange reds to brown-reds and has a dull, waxy luster (as opposed to the vitreous quality of crystal Quartzes such as Amethyst). The reddish tints in the translucent stone are due to Iron Oxide.

Carnelian has been used as material for beads since 5500BCE, and was used by the Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, and was found in the palace of Knossos in Crete from the Minoan Bronze Age.

When held up to a light source, true Carnelian will, even if it contains light and dark zones, demonstrate a cloudy coloring throughout. 

Member of: Chalcedony Group

A variety of Microcline Quartz 

Variety: Carnelian

Color: Reddish-Orange - Reddish Brown- Bright Red

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Luster: Waxy, Resinous

Hardness: 6.5-7

Specific Gravity: 2.58-2.64

Transparency: Translucent, Opaque

Cleavage Quality: None

Fracture: Uneven

Crystal System: Trigonal

Each piece in this collection is hand-selected and completely unique. You will receive the specific piece that you choose from the photographs listed.