Lot: 2-3" Polished Carnelian Eggs - 24 Pieces

This is a wholesale lot of 24 Carnelian agate eggs. They range from 2-3" 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 $5 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. Its name is believed to come from the Latin word carneus, meaning 'flesh colored'. The reddish color is caused by iron oxide impurities in the silica that makes up the chalcedony.

Carnelian is one of the oldest known gemstones. It was widely used in ancient Rome to make insignias and seals for imprinting on letters or important documents because hot wax does not stick to carnelian.
Carnelian Agate
24 Eggs, Eggs 2-3", 10 lbs total