Carnelian is one of the oldest gemstones in use, and remains among the popular gemstones to this day. This carnelian necklace has a big tooth or inverted teardrop pendant, dangling from a string of long columns of carnelian accented with round carnelian beads.
Carnelian is the red variety of chalcedony, which is the opaque form of quartz. Also known as sard, the carnelian in this particular beaded necklace were cut from the band of sard in a sardonyx.
Carnelian was popularly worn by public officials in Rome and the Islamic world, often as seal rings. This popularity stemmed from the belief that a carnelian stone enhances its wearer’s courage and passion. So strong were these metaphysical properties indeed that carnelian jewelry was thought to make even the timid and weak of voice to speak boldly and eloquently — the same eloquence expected of public officials. Indeed, carnelian jewelry was well sought after for this magical ability to bestow confidence, and make its wearer passionate, energetic and happy.
This carnelian necklace is approximately 18 ½ inches in length. This beaded jewelry is unisex, suitable for both men and women. If worn by women, the necklace’s pendant typically falls at the collarbone, making this carnelian jewelry a “princess necklace.” If worn by the average man, the carnelian necklace rests at the base of the neck, and accordingly works as choker.
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Free Gift Bag
This carnelian necklace comes in a velvety red gift bag. You can send this carnelian jewelry directly to a giftee. All you have to do is specify the name and mailing address of the person you want the carnelian necklace shipped to. If you want a personal message to accompany the gift, please leave the information in the Note to Seller at checkout.