CARNELIAN SPHERE 3
A beautiful Carnelian Sphere 3. Stunning tones of Orange, Red and White with golden glows when the sun shine through. Carnelian is a silica mineral from the chalcedony family, coloured by the presence of iron oxide. Comes with a free low profile hematite ring stand. Check out the stunning pic and video of this individual sphere on this page.
6.4cm diameter, 361g.
Silicon Dioxide + Iron Oxide
SiO2 + FeO
A glassy translucent stone. Carnelian is an orange coloured variety of Chalcedony a mineral of the Quartz family. Its colour varies from pale pinkish orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning “flesh”.
Carnelian is commonly used as a semi precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker. The two names are often used interchangeably, both are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony coloured by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost black colouration. Localities include Yanacodo, Peru, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Russia, Madagascar, Germany and then some.
Color: Red, Orange
Crystal system: Hexagonal crystal system
Chemical formula: SiO₂
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 7
Mineral class: Chalcedony
Transparency: Opaque, Transparent
The deep orange form of Agate. Carnelian enhances and vitalises the physical, emotional and mental bodies. Used in Ayurveda medicine. Exudes a warm and motivating energy.
Thought to aid concentration and willpower.
Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus & Heart