Carnelian is a variation of the silica mineral Chalcedony, colored by iron oxide. The color varies wildly in Carnelian and can be anything from pale orange to an intense, nearly-black red. It sits at 6-7 on the Mohs Scale and so it is a durable stone; great for everything from jewelry to home decor.
This Carnelian Egg has an impressively vibrant and contrasting color range with portions starting with a creamy, feathering white that blends into a pale yellow and settling into a warm orange/red. The egg shape shows off the patterns with very well, and emphasizes the distinct inclusions. This Carnelian Egg would be great for display as a warm home decor piece.
The Egg shape has long been considered to represent purity, fertility, and new beginnings. Carnelian is believed to be a powerfully grounding stone to carry with you. Something unique about Carnelian is it's strong associations with clarifying perception, helping concentration during meditation, and focusing those with a tendency to daydream. A great stone for those who are studying!
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