Specimen #2403

Name: Carnelian

Type: Gem

Locality: Mozambique

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 9.89 mm

Weight: 3.93 ct

Acquired: 2012-02-16

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: Carnelian is classified as a variety of Chalcedony, which is actually a variety of Quartz. So this is a subvariety of cryptocrystalline Quartz. Carnelian is beloved for its rich red and orange hues, and typically is not found in facet grade material. This stone has a fiery orange color with a "jelly-like" appearance, not unlike Fire Opal. The stone is very good quality compared to most Carnelians that I have seen due to the bright color - there is not a hint of brown in the stone - and excellent transparency/translucency. The gem has a partially faceted "Square Cushion" cut, and is a wonderful stone of this material.

Minerals: Carnelian - flesh red chalcedony Chalcedony Quartz (SiO2)

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Carnelian, Mozambique - 9.89 mm - 3.93 cts