8.3" Polished Carnelian Agate "Flame" - Madagascar

This is a vibrantly colored, carnelian agate from Madagascar which has been hand-polished into a "flame" shaped sculpture. This beautiful piece is 8.3" tall and displays fiery hues of red, yellows and oranges, with a breathtaking quartz filled pocket at its center. The base has been cut flat so it can be displayed without the use of a stand.

There are multiple natural fractures throughout the flame, however there is no indication of any repairs to these fractures.

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.

Carnelian Agate
8.3 x 6.6"