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Carnelian Beads

Carnelian Beads (72)

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.

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    Carnelian & Agate Faceted Rondelle Beads 7.5 inch 40 pieces

    Beads average 7mm in diameter.

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    Carnelian Plain Pear Beads 8 inch 55 pieces

    Beads average about 10x8mm.

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    2mm Carnelian Faceted Round Beads 12 inch 140 pieces

    Beads measure about 2mm in diameter.

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    Carnelian checkerboard calibrated faceted coins 12 inch 85 pieces

    Beads measure 4mm in diameter.

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    Carnelian Faceted Teardrop Beads 16 inch 25 pieces

    Beads average about 16x9mm.

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    4mm Shaded Carnelian Micro Faceted Cube Beads 12 inch 80 pieces

    4mm Shaded Carnelian micro faceted cubes have a vitreous luster, great polish, a calibrated shaped body, the gem bodies range from a deep reddish o...

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    Gold Leafed Carnelian Natural Crystal Focal Pendant 1 Piece

    Beads average 15x12mm.

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    Carnelian Plain Teardrop Focal Beads 3 Pieces

    Beads measure 16x7mm to 23x8mm.

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    Black Gold Leafed Carnelian Oval Connector Bead 1 Piece

    Beads average 32mm from the tips of the connector loops.

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    Gold Leafed Carnelian Oval Connector Bead 1 Piece

    Beads average 31mm from the tips of the connector loops.

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    Silver Bezeled Carnelian Faceted Oval Connector 1 Piece

    Beads average 18mm from the tips of connector pieces.

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    12.5x9.5mm-14.5x10mm Carnelian Faceted Oval Gold Chain by the Foot 15 pieces

    12.5x9.5mm-14.5x10mm Carnelian Faceted Oval Gold Chain by the Foot 15 pieces

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    9x7.5mm-12x9.5mm Carnelian Faceted Ovals Gold plated Chain by the foot 17 pieces

    9x7.5mm-12x9.5mm Carnelian Faceted Ovals Gold plated Chain by the foot 17 pieces

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    9x7mm-12x9mm Multi Gemstone Plain Oval Beads 16 inch 45 pieces

    These curated Multi Gemstone strands include Plain Oval Beads ranging from 9x7mm to 12x9mm. Gemstones featured include Carnelian, Yellow Opal, Peru...

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    10x7mm-12x10mm Multi Gemstone Plain Ovals 17 inch 40 pieces

    These strands of Plain Ovals include a colorful range of beads going from 10x7mm to 12x10mm in size. Gemstones featured include Yellow Opal, Carnel...

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    4mm Shaded Carnelian plain rounds Silver plated Wire Wrapped Chain

    4mm Shaded Carnelian plain rounds Silver plated Wire Wrapped Chain which is hand crafted and sold by the foot. Color Treated

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    Carnelian faceted cubes 8 inch 24 beads 8mm average

    Carnelian faceted cubes 8 inch 24 beads 8mm average , color enhanced.

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    Carnelian straight drilled faceted teardrops 14.5 inches 35 beads 9x5mm - 12x7mm

    Carnelian straight drilled faceted teardrops 14.5 inches 35 beads 9x5mm - 12x7mm, color enhanced.

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    Carnelian faceted teardrops 16 inch 195 beads 5x3mm - 8x5mm

    Carnelian faceted teardrops 16 inch 195 beads 5x3mm - 8x5mm, color enhanced.

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    Carnelian straight drilled faceted nuggets 13 inch 28 beads 8x7mm - 13x8mm

    Carnelian straight drilled faceted nuggets 13 inch 28 beads 8x7mm - 13x8mm, color enhanced.

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    13mm Vermeil Bezel Carnelian Heart Focal Pendant 1 piece

    13mm Vermeil Bezel Carnelian Heart sold as 1 focal pendant charm.

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    Gold Leafed Carnelian plain nugget strand 7 beads 9x9mm - 11x9mm

    Gold Leafed Carnelian plain nugget strand 7 beads measure approximately 9x9mm - 11x9mm

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    4mm Carnelian Agate faceted coin Trio Black Gold Chain by the foot 54 beads per length

    Carnelian Agate faceted coin Trio Black Gold plated Chain sold by the foot having 54 beads per length and bead diameter measures approximately 4mm.

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    4mm Carnelian Agate faceted coin Trio Gold Chain by the foot 54 beads per length

    Carnelian Agate faceted coin Trio Gold plated Chain sold by the foot having 54 beads per length and bead diameter measures approximately 4mm.

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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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