Colorful cherries in her hair, Summer happiness, light and carefree hours: Since freshness and fire of Cornus come into play. Carnelian as translucent to opaque chalcedony variety comes in vibrant cherry-like reds. The name Carnelian is also derived from the Latin word for 'caro' meat (flesh-colored), because compared carnelian with the color of the meat. Iron gives the gemstone its attractive color. A natural carnelian is a wonderful cloud-like color distribution on closer inspection through the light.
Are most in demand Karneole which, however, appear while looking through blackish red fiery red when looking at the surface. The varied color palette of Cornelian impressed with red-brown, orange-yellow, single-color and striped, to bright, almost osafarbenen copies.
Carnelian was estimated in ancient times as a gem and is often found on rings. Well-known examples of this is, for example, the famous ring of Tello, an intricately crafted gold ring which was created about 2500 BC in eastern Iran and can be admired in the Louvre today. Even the Phoenician and Etruscan signet are prominent witnesses. Martin Luther wore a signet ring in gold with carnelian, it is called the Luther Rose, the emblem of Luther cut (around 1530 in Augsburg customized). In the Roman Empire carnelian was also very popular for jewelery of gems, which often were part of a ring. This protective and auspicious symbols were immortalized.
The former high ranking of carnelian as a gemstone is also reflected in the so-called'Juwelengarnituren', the main component of the Saxon Kronschatzes are on display in the Green Vault of Dresden Castle.
Whether as a noble eyecatcher Helical against the ear or heart pendants on leather strap -. The friendly Carnelian charms with happy and vibrant colors When he sells'Lebensstein' melancholy and strengthens his heart and strengthens the fire.
Color: brown-red meat up
Origin / main producing countries: Brazil, India, Uruguay, Botswana, North Africa, Siberia, Japan Australia