6.9" Wide Carnelian Agate Freeform - Madagascar

This is a vibrantly colored, hand polished piece of carnelian agate, collected from Madagascar. This beautiful piece is 6.9" wide by 4.5" tall with fiery hues of red, yellows and oranges. The natural, organic contours of this specimen allow it to be displayed without the use of a stand.

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Carnelian Agate
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
6.9" wide, 4.5" tall
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#91603