Carnelian from Botswana in a hand-sculpted freeform setting using a lead-free silver bearing soft solder tiffany technique.
18" suede necklace included.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7 Very Durable
PROPERTIES: Carnelian helps bring courage when facing personal challenges. It is said to balance sexual energy with the vibration of love. In the middle ages, carnelian was also popular as a healing stone. It was said to dissolve anger or rage, protect the wearer from negative influences, and promote change.
HISTORY: Since ancient times, carnelian has been polished and worn as jewelry. The Egyptians used it to contrast with onyx and lapis lazuli in the making of collars and necklaces. The Romans were fond of it set in gold, using small beads in earrings or larger polished stones in finger rings for men and women.