These long oval-shaped, hand-faceted, natural Carnelian beads are spectacular! I have added bright orange Carnelian rondelles and hand made Carnelian Tibetan beads capped in brass to create this OOAK necklace. The brass capped beads are handmade by Tibetan artisans exiled in Nepal, using traditional techniques handed down from generation to generation of artisans. Tiny brass spacer beads are also used to separate and highlight these Tibetan beads. The color of the long beads range from light creamy yellow to a fiery orange. Perfect to be worn as a single strand, but can to double choker-style.
Carnelian is a translucent Chalcedony with color ranging from light orange to reddish brown. The red color is due to the presence of Iron Oxide. It is commonly found in Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. Carnelian has been used in jewelry since the Neolithic times. It is associated with the heart and emotional warmth, considered by some to promote courage, confidence and self-motivation. It is the alternate birthstone for July. In Arabic and Oriental cultures, it was thought to protect the wearer from the 'evil eye' of envious persons.
Length: 32 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-filled crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 8 x 32 mm long beads; 10 x 14 mm brass capped beads; 3 x 6 mm rondelles.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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