Hardness: 6.5-7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Synthetic Coating
Reddish Orange: Orangey red to brownish orange; medium dome
Care: Rated “fair” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Brazil, India, Uruguay
The complex red-orange colour of Carnelian inspired the ancient Egyptians to call it “the setting sun.“ Prized by Pharaohs for millennia, Carnelian can be seen in magnificent Egyptian antiquities. Carnelian is also mentioned in the Bible from Exodus to the Visions of Revelations.
Sometimes used to celebrate the 17th. anniversary, this stone adds a rich warmth to any jewellery wardrobe.