Carnelian is a variety of the mineral Chalcedony, which is a type of microcrystalline Quartz. The name Carnelian is derived from the Latin word "carneus," meaning flesh, due to its reddish-brown to orange color. Carnelian is found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, India, Russia, and Germany.
Carnelian typically exhibits a translucent to opaque appearance with a range of warm colors, including shades of red, orange, and brown. The stone often features a smooth and waxy texture, and it may contain subtle banding or variations in color intensity. Its vibrant hues make it a popular choice for jewelry and ornamental carvings.
Carnelian is valued for its rich color and has been used throughout history for artistic and decorative purposes. The stone's warm tones evoke a sense of vitality and energy. Its smooth surface and diverse color palette make it versatile for use in various jewelry designs and artistic creations.
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