Lot: Polished Carnelian Pebbles - 5 kg (11 lbs)

This is a wholesale lot of 5 kg (11 lbs) of high quality, polished carnelian agate "pebbles" from Madagascar. The color of carnelian can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense red coloration.

There are approximately 36 pieces in this lot and they range from 1.7 to 3" width with most in the middle of that range. You will receive the exact lot pictured.

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
36 pieces, 1.7-3" wide, 5 kg (11 lbs total)