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carnelian

(kärnēl`yən) or

cornelian

(kôr–, kər–), variety of red chalcedonychalcedony
[from Chalcedon], form of quartz the crystals of which are so minute that its crystalline structure cannot be seen except with the aid of a microscope. Chalcedony has a waxy luster and is translucent to transparent.
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, used as a gem. It is distinguished from sard by the shade of red, carnelian being bright red and sard brownish. The red coloring is apparently caused by iron oxide.

Carnelian

 

a variety of the mineral chalcedony with a reddish yellow or red color caused by admixtures of ferric oxide. Varieties of agate consisting of alternating layers of bright red or reddish yellow and milky white coloring are called sardonyx. Carnelian and sardonyx are valuable and widespread decorative stones. They are used for making beads and as stones to be set in rings, brooches, and decorative boxes. Cut insets made of carnelian and sardonyx (cameos and gems) and small cut bottles and snuff boxes made of carnelian are highly valued.

carnelian

brings luck; drives away evil. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 62–63]

carnelian

symbol of St. Sebastian. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Handbook, I, 411]

carnelian

a red or reddish-yellow translucent variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone
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In contrast to the long tradition of jade-working, the use of carnelian beads prior to the first millennium BC is limited in scale and peripheral to Central China, focused within the arc of mountains, semi-desert and steppe which form its northern and western borders (Figure 5).
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Pieces from antiquity accented with sapphires, carnelian, agate, sardonyx, emeralds and natural pearls are also found, serving as testament to ancient tastes for wealth and luxury.
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It is also intriguing to note that clusters had their own individuality, one having nearly all the carnelian but no pots, another most of the spindle whorls and many pottery vessels.
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The impressive semi-precious stone handles include carnelian, onyx, pearl, glistening cranberry orbs and chunky turquoise.
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