Carnelian Soap Stone

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This listing is for a single large Carnelian Soap shaped stone.

Please note that each piece is unique and may differ slightly in color from the examples pictured.

Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Carnelian is a variety of the mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. It is most commonly found in Brazil, India, Siberia, and Germany.

The oldest known use of Carnelian dates to approximately 1800 BC found at Knossos on Crete. Carnelian was also used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax, and was used for Assyrian cylinder seals, Egyptian and Phoenician scarabs, and early Greek and Etruscan gems.

Length: 70mm
Width: 50mm
Height: 20mm
Weight: 114g

 

Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker. Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. Wikipedia
Luster: Vitreous
Chemical formula: SiO₂