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 jewelry!
This Carnelian pendant is a warm brown/red, it has an inverted triangle-shaped bottom stone and a circular top stone which is slightly darker than the bottom one because it has a backing from the silver; unlike the bottom stone. Banded inclusions can be seen in the pendant creating a beautiful effect in the light. This would make a great pendant for casual outings because of the durability of both the Carnelian and the Sterling Silver.
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.
You are purchasing the exact piece in the photographs. It measures 3 cm tall and 2 cm wide.