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Carnelian (nat.) Beads

Natural carnelian ranges in color from white to orange to dark brown. This stone is named natural carnelian to reflect its display of the natural range of carnelian color. These carnelian bead strands are some of our most popular because of their versatility and beauty. 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.

If you're looking for carnelian with similar color variation and rich color, check out our Madagascar 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.

15-16" strandSave 24%
$4.70$3.57
½ strand (loose)Save 23%
$2.60$2.00

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15-16" strandSave 23%
$11.40$8.78
½ strand (loose)Save 21%
$6.20$4.90

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15-16" strandSave 23%
$3.70$2.85
½ strand (loose)Save 24%
$2.05$1.56

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15-16" strandSave up to 20%
1-2$4.70$3.76
3-5$4.23$3.60
6+$3.85$3.47

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15-16" strandSave 22%
$3.70$2.89
½ strand (loose)Save 21%
$2.05$1.62

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15-16" strandSave up to 22%
1$4.95$3.86
2-4$4.55$3.78
5+$4.11$3.62
½ strand (loose)Save 24%
$2.98$2.26

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15-16" strandSave 25%
$4.90$3.68
½ strand (loose)Save 26%
$2.70$2.00

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15-16" strandSave up to 25%
1$14.60$10.95
2-4$13.58$10.86
5+$12.26$10.42
½ strand (loose)Save 26%
$7.80$5.77

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15-16" strandSave 22%
$6.70$5.23
½ strand (loose)Save 24%
$3.70$2.81

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15-16" strandSave up to 22%
1-2$4.20$3.28
3-5$3.78$3.14
6+$3.49$3.07

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14.5" strandSave up to 25%
1-2$3.70$2.78
3-5$3.29$2.63
6+$2.96$2.52
½ strand (loose)Save 22%
$2.20$1.72

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15-16" strandSave up to 24%
1-2$3.70$2.81
3-5$3.29$2.66
6+$2.96$2.55

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13" strandSave up to 23%
1$9.95$7.66
2+$8.95$7.34

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15-16" strandSave 18%
$5.70$4.67
½ strand (loose)Save 20%
$3.15$2.52

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15-16" strandSave up to 17%
1$6.45$5.35
2-4$5.93$5.22
5+$5.35$4.98

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15-16" strandSave up to 24%
1$6.45$4.90
2-4$5.93$4.80
5+$5.35$4.60
½ strand (loose)Save 26%
$3.73$2.76

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15-16" strandSave up to 28%
1$22.80$16.42
2-3$21.20$16.32
4+$19.38$15.89
½ strand (loose)Save 29%
$11.90$8.45

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15-16" strandSave up to 20%
1$5.45$4.36
2-4$5.01$4.26
5+$4.52$4.07

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15-16" strandSave up to 26%
1$6.90$5.11
2-4$6.35$5.02
5+$5.73$4.81
½ strand (loose)Save 28%
$3.95$2.84

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15-16" strandSave up to 17%
1$14.60$12.12
2-4$13.43$11.82
5+$12.12$11.27
½ strand (loose)Save 18%
$7.80$6.40

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15-16" strandSave up to 19%
1-2$3.60$2.92
3-5$3.24$2.79
6+$2.99$2.72

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15-16" strandSave up to 30%
1-2$4.70$3.29
3-5$4.23$3.17
6+$3.85$3.08

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15-16" strandSave up to 20%
1-2$4.90$3.92
3-5$4.41$3.75
6+$4.02$3.62

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15-16" strandSave up to 27%
1-2$4.70$3.43
3-5$4.23$3.30
6+$3.85$3.20

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15-16" strandSave up to 19%
1-2$4.70$3.81
3-5$4.23$3.64
6+$3.85$3.50

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15-16" strandSave up to 22%
1-2$4.70$3.67
3-5$4.23$3.51
6+$3.85$3.39

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15-16" strandSave 18%
$4.95$4.06
½ strand (loose)Save 19%
$2.75$2.23

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15-16" strandSave 15%
$7.90$6.72
½ strand (loose)Save 16%
$4.35$3.65

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15-16" strandSave up to 25%
1$4.95$3.71
2-4$4.55$3.64
5+$4.11$3.49

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15-16" strandSave up to 28%
1-2$3.70$2.66
3-5$3.29$2.53
6+$2.96$2.43

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15-16" strandSave up to 23%
1$7.45$5.74
2-4$6.85$5.62
5+$6.18$5.38

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15-16" strandSave up to 25%
1-2$4.20$3.15
3-5$3.78$3.02
6+$3.44$2.92

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PieceSave up to 24%
1-2$2.10$1.60
3-5$1.89$1.53
6+$1.72$1.48

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15-16" strandSave up to 20%
1$9.90$7.92
2-4$9.11$7.74
5+$8.22$7.40
½ strand (loose)Save 22%
$5.45$4.25

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15-16" strandSave up to 24%
1-2$4.70$3.57
3-5$4.23$3.43
6+$3.85$3.31
½ strand (loose)Save 25%
$2.85$2.14

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Rapture of Love Bracelet

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Tiki Beach Necklace

For this design, I paired Cloisonné beads with gemstones, Czech glass, African brass, and seed...

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Sea Sun Surf Bracelet

For this design, I used Amazonite & carnelian chips to create an easy-to-make & inexpensive...

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