1.5" Polished Carnelian Agate Egg

 
These are polished carnelian agate eggs that were collected, shaped and polished in Madagascar. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some variation in patterns and color. They range between 1.5" to 1.7" tall.

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.
FOR SALE
$5
25 Available
DETAILS
MINERAL TYPE
Carnelian Agate
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Agate
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
1.5" - 1.7" tall