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 pendant has a natural and yet refined feel with the triangular shaped stone set in Sterling Silver. The setting has a pattern along the edges that adds to the clear individuality of this pendant. Great as a gift because of the durable .925 Sterling Silver (nickel-free), this would be perfect for casual wear!
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 1 cm tall and 3 cm wide.