Carnelian Agate Crystals
Reddish Orange Carnelian Agate Crystals
Beautiful carnelian agate crystals tumbled from material mined in Brazil. These exceptionally tactile stones are perfect for making a colourful display and can also be used in conjunction with alternative therapies including crystal healing and reiki.
These stones are identified as carnelian agate because they're agate which has been treated in order to replicate the natural colour of carnelian. Although carnelian and agate are both very similar, carnelian tends to be less included hence stones exhibit more translucency. It's also slightly rarer hence more expensive.
The mineral agate has a long history that can be traced back more than two thousand years. It was held in high esteem by many ancient cultures including the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans and was widely documented in the writings of the Ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus.
A translucent variety of the mineral chalcedony, agate is composed almost entirely of silicon dioxide otherwise known as quartz. Any natural colour and banding that's present is the result of trace impurities of other minerals. In red varieties of agate including carnelian the colour is caused by iron oxides.
The mineral agate is often dyed because certain colours are not deemed to be popular with the wider commercial market. Being porous it holds dye well and it's not always easy to tell whether a stone has been artificially coloured. With that said, slice of agate tend to be widely available in almost every colour under the rainbow and it's usually fairly obvious that these pieces have been dyed.
We believe these carnelian agate tumbled stones have been exposed to heat in order to enhance their colour as opposed to having been dyed. Heat treatments are widely used on many rocks and minerals including some of the finest rubies and sapphires in order to enhance or change the colour completely. Out of choice we never knowingly buy crystals that have been artificially coloured through dyeing.
These carnelian agate tumbled stones are both colourful and interesting and no two pieces are the same. They're available in small and medium sizes and come in a protective gift pouch.
Empathic warrior crystals are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing stones away because of minor damage so instead offer them for sale at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warrior crystals are not always available so if you're interested in purchasing one please get in touch to check availability. You can chat with us on WhatsApp by using the chat button below. More information on empathic warrior crystals can be found right here.
Save 10% on 5 Carnelian Agate Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 1.4 - 11.2
Size Range (cms) : 1.5 - 3.1