Carnelian Agate Tumbled Stone
Carnelian Agate tumbled stones from Brazil. Carnelian is frequently heat treated to bring up a more vivid and intense red, these Carnelian tumbles are untreated and their color is natural, a beautiful mix of red, brown and orange.
Carnelian Agate tumbled stones measure about an inch and weigh around 0.6oz each.
Carnelian is a micro-crystalline variation of Quartz, and is similar to Sard, which is the first stone in the High Priest breastplate that signified the blood of the martyrs, and was once believed to prevent the plague.
It is indeed an old school crystal - Carnelian has been known to be used as beads since the early Neolithic in Bulgaria, and was used by many civilizations throughout History.