Lot: 2 1/2 to 3" Polished Carnelian Eggs - 18 Pieces

This is a wholesale lot of 18 Carnelian agate eggs. They range from 2.5-3" tall with most in the middle of that size range and the color of the agate can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration.

At the wholesale lot price, this works out to just $8.33 per egg and they can easily retail for several times this price.

Carnelian is a semi-precious variety of chalcedony that features an orange or orange-red coloration. It's name is believed to come from the Latin word carneus, meaning 'flesh colored'. The reddish color is due to the presence of iron oxide impurities in the silica which makes up the chalcedony.

Carnelian is one of the oldest known gemstones. It was widely used in ancient Rome to make insignia and seals for imprinting on letters or important documents because hot wax does not stick to carnelian.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carnelian Agate
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
18 Eggs, Eggs 2.5-3", 11.5 lbs total
CATEGORY
ITEM
#91442