Lot: 2- 3" Polished Carnelian Spheres - 4.5 kg (10 lbs)

These are polished Carnelian spheres. Each one is about 2-3" wide. There is a total of 18 pieces.
The color of carnelian can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. This is a wholesale lot of 5 kg (11 lbs) of high quality, polished carnelian spheres from Madagascar. At the wholesale price of $150, these spheres come out to $8 each. Typically these same spheres will retail for two to three times more.

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
Spheres 2-3" wide, 4.5 kg (10 lbs total)