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6mm Carnelian Rondelle Gold Chain 30 beads - The Bead Traders
6mm Carnelian Rondelle Silver Chain 30 beads - The Bead Traders
7-9mm Carnelian Handcut Plain Rounds 14 inch 47 beads - The Bead Traders
11mm Carnelian Handcut Plain Rounds 14 inch 35 beads - The Bead Traders
3-4mm Dark Carnelian Handcut Rounds 14 inch 110 beads - The Bead Traders
3-3.5mm Carnelian Handcut Rounds 14 inch 110 beads - The Bead Traders
2.5-3mm Carnelian Handcut Rounds 15 inch 115 beads - The Bead Traders
9x8mm Carnelian Hammer Faceted Nugget Silver Chain - The Bead Traders
4mm Carnelian Rondelle Silver Chain 37 pieces - The Bead Traders
7mm Carnelian Coin Silver Chain 23 beads - The Bead Traders
5mm Carnelian Top-Drilled Coin Silver Chain 30 beads - The Bead Traders
10x9mm Carnelian Hammer Faceted Nugget Black Gold Chain - The Bead Traders
3mm Carnelian Rondelle Silver Chain 39 pieces - The Bead Traders
14mm Silver Leafed Carnelian Heart Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
12mm Black Gold Leafed Carnelian Heart Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
6-7mm Carnelian Plain Rondelles 7.5 inch 50 beads - The Bead Traders
15x11mm Carnelian Plain Pears 8 inch 33 beads - The Bead Traders
11-17mm Carnelian Faceted Hearts 7.5 inch 33 beads - The Bead Traders
7-8mm Carnelian Plain Rondelles 7.5 inch 47 beads - The Bead Traders
18x11mm Carnelian Plain Pears 8 inch 35 beads - The Bead Traders
14x10mm Carnelian Faceted Pears 8 inch 51 beads - The Bead Traders
10x7mm Carnelian Faceted Pears 8 inch 50 beads - The Bead Traders
Carnelian Plain Pears - Lot of 5 - The Bead Traders
7mm Carnelian Handcut Coins - Lot of 9 - The Bead Traders
4-8mm Carnelian Plain Heishis 12 inch 95 beads - The Bead Traders
12x8mm Carnelian Double-Drilled Kites 15 inch 50 beads - The Bead Traders
13x9mm Carnelian Plain Nuggets 16 inch 64 beads - The Bead Traders
12x9mm Carnelian Plain Nuggets 16 inch 65 beads - The Bead Traders
4.5mm Carnelian Faceted Rounds 12 inch 75 beads - The Bead Traders
4mm Carnelian Faceted Rondelle 13 inch 120 beads - The Bead Traders
25x12mm Gold Leafed Carnelian Twist Connector 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
9x7mm Carnelian Plain Nugget Black Gold Plated Chain - The Bead Traders
8x7mm Carnelian Plain Nugget Silver Plated Chain 38 beads - The Bead Traders
11x8mm Carnelian Plain Nugget Gold Plated Chain 25 beads - The Bead Traders
8x7mm Carnelian Plain Nugget Gold Plated Chain 38 beads - The Bead Traders
2-2.2mm Carnelian Microfaceted Rounds 12 inch 130 beads - The Bead Traders
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Carnelian Beads range in color from orange to red to dark brown. This gemstone has been used for jewelry and ornamentation since ancient times, and at one time it could only be worn by members of the aristocracy. Now carnelian beads are a great choice for jewelry making when you need that orange red that glows like fire. Buying online at the Bead Traders means you will get affordable beads and beading supplies every day, because we purchase beads in volume, and pass the savings on to you.

Carnelian or Cornelian

Carnelian is a type of chalcedony containing silica and iron oxide, and it is the iron that gives carnelian beads their beautiful, fiery reddish orange hue. Sard is similar to carnelian, although sard tends to be a bit harder, and the two names are often used interchangeably. Both carnelian and sard come mainly from Germany, Brazil, Siberia and India. Carnelian is often found in rock cavities; in the United States, there are large carnelian deposits around the Great Lakes, in Massachusetts and in Missouri.

The name is sometimes also spelled ‘cornelian.’ Both are correct, although ‘cornelian’ is thought to be the original form with ‘carnelian’ becoming more popular after the 16th century. Scholars think that the name may have come from the Latin ‘cornum,’ or cornel cherry, because the red stone resembled the fruit.

Signed and Sealed

Carnelian beads can be cut and polished into any shape or size, but cabochons and cushions are the most popular form. The stones were found at the Minoan palace of Knossos from the Bronze Age on the island of Crete. The Romans carved carnelian for seals and signet rings because melted wax doesn’t stick to the stone when it is used to seal documents and scrolls. Only nobly born people were allowed to use carnelian, and many people of high social rank were buried with red carnelian beads as a sign of status.

Good Vibrations

Need more pep in your step? Wear carnelian beads to increase energy and protect yourself from negativity. Carnelian is also thought to control the temper and instill a feeling of calm. It is also said to lighten the mood, promote a sense of humor and protect against poverty. Red carnelian beads are also used to increase the appetite in people who have been ill or have difficulty eating.

Burning Red

Large, chunky, red carnelian beads look spectacular when strung together on a necklace or bracelet. Orange red carnelian is also popular for rings and engraved broaches. Larger stones can exhibit striations and variations in color that are very striking. Carnelian is attractive with other stones, such moss agate, African opals, jasper and snowflake obsidian.

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the Bead Traders has been an online retailer of gemstone beads, freshwater pearlsred pearls and jewelry findings for ten years, and we are dedicated to bringing you the best beads at the best price. We guarantee everything we sell and our customer service representatives are always ready to answer your questions. Get your carnelian beads from a company with experience and knowledge.

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