Carnelian Barrel Guru Bead 15mm
Eye-catching color complements traditional Guru beads and Mala styles. Most Mala designs feature a large bead called the "Guru" or "Bindu" bead. This bead confirms the end of one round of prayer. On a traditional Mala the Guru bead is the 109th bead. The Guru bead is typically adorned with a tassel which represents enlightenment. Whether or not you want to create a traditional or whimsical Mala design, the Guru bead is the perfect piece to give you a seamless finished look. We suggest using 1mm C-lon to string these beads. Please view additional images for variances.
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More about Carnelian
The origin of the name Carnelian is ancient and mysterious. The name Carnelian could be derived from the Latin word "carne", which means “flesh”. Another theory claims that the “cornel” cherry could be the source of the name. There is also a similar-sounding Persian word meaning yellow-red. Carnelian has been utilized for decorative arts for at least 7,000 years! Egyptian tombs are full of examples of carnelian jewels because the ancient Egyptians believed that carnelian amulets would ensure a safe passage into the afterlife. Carnelian was also highly valued by the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used it for signet rings.
Our carnelian beads possess a rich, deep, orange-red color. Darker, more consistent orange carnelian is heat-treated to ensure the beauty and longevity of the color. The faceted cuts have an incredible eye-catching sparkle. If you're looking for carnelian with more color variation, check out our natural carnelian beads. Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony (microcrystalline/cryptocrystalline quartz). Its translucent, orangey-red coloration is primarily due to the presence of iron oxide.
Carnelian is an alternative birthstone for August. Metaphysically, it is believed to enable confidence and creativity.
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