Carnelian

Stirling Brook ("Carnelian Creek"), Somerset County, New Jersey
39.82 ct, 27.41 mm x 18.17 mm
Start Time: 10/31/2019 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/07/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Here we have a wonderful Carnelian gem from one of the most well known localities for the material on the east coast of the United States. 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 deep coloration hosting strong oranges, golds and browns with a "jelly-like" appearance, not unlike Fire Opal. The small black "speckles" make for a great touch! The stone is good quality compared to most Carnelians that I have seen due to the color and fairly good transparency/translucency. The gem has a "Cushion Cabochon" cut, and is a wonderful representation of this material.

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