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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.

  • Attractive 10x10-16x12mm Carnelian banded Agate faceted Rectangle 15 inch 21 Beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store. Save 50% Save %
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    10x10-16x12mm Carnelian banded Agate faceted Rectangle 15 inch 21 Beads

    approximate 10x10-16x12mm 15 inch 21 pcs

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  • Superior quality 3.5-4.5mm Shaded Carnelian plain rondelle Black Gold Chain by the foot 37 pcs - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    3.5-4.5mm Shaded Carnelian plain rondelle Black Gold Chain by the foot 37 pcs

    Approximates: 1 foot of chain has 37 beads in shaded Carnelian plain rondelles measuring approximatley 3.5mm to 4.5mm diameter

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  • Superior quality 4-4.5mm Shaded Carnelian plain rondelle Silver Chain by the foot 37 pcs - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    4-4.5mm Shaded Carnelian plain rondelle Silver Chain by the foot 37 pcs

    Approximates: 1 foot of chain has 37 beads in shaded Carnelian plain rondelles measuring approximatley 4mm to 4.5mm diameter

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  • Best buying 4.5-5mm Shaded Carnelian plain rondelle Gold Chain by the foot 33 pcs - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    4.5-5mm Shaded Carnelian plain rondelle Gold Chain by the foot 33 pcs

    Approximates: 1 foot of chain has 33 beads in shaded Carnelian plain rondelles measuring approximatley 4.5mm to 5mm diameter

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  • Top selling 6mm Shaded Carnelian plain coin Black Gold Chain by the foot 27 pcs - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    5mm Shaded Carnelian plain coin Black Gold Chain by the foot 27 pcs

    Approximates: 1 foot of chain has 27 beads in shaded Carnelian plain coins measuring approximately 5mm diameter average

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    Carnelian Beads Plain Triangles 13x13mm avg Corner Drilled, 7.5" length, 30 pcs

    Approx. Length 7.5" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 13x13mm average | 30 pieces

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    Carnelian Faceted Square Beads Lot of 3 strands

    Approx. Length 16" Strand | Approx. Beads Vary in Size 12x12x4mm up to 18x18x6mm | approx 59 pieces (damaged beads not included in pricing but will...

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    9x7-11x7mm Carnelian Straight Drilled Faceted Pears 15 inch 37 beads

    9x7-11x7mm Carnelian Straight Drilled Faceted Pears 15 inch 37 beads

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    Carnelian faceted coins 7.5 inch 21 beads

    Beads average 10mm in diameter.

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  • High quality 4mm Shaded Carnelian Plain Round Beads, 14 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store Save 25% Save %
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    3-4mm Shaded Carnelian Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

    Very light orange to deep dark caramel colored plain round Carnelian Agate Beads Length 14 inch strand; Approx. Size: 3-5mm

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    Carnelian Faceted Squares 8 inch 18 beads

    Carnelian Agate corner drilled Faceted Squares 8 inch 18 beads with approximate measurements are 9x9mm to 11x11mm.

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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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