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Item SKU : 127668


This semi-precious, translucent form of chalcedony has been used in jewelry since ancient times. As with most stones it was ascribed certain magical properties. In ancient Egypt the orange-red color symbolized life. In Africa and parts of Russia it was valued for its alleged healing properties. During the Classical Era and the Renaissance, carnelian enjoyed its greatest popularity and was often used as seals and in signet rings.

Materials: carnelian disc, authentic I-Ch'ing coin, waxed cord, carved Jade bead and disc, gold-finish saucer
Length: adjustable up to 36"

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