Carnelian facts for kids
Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone.
Similar to carnelian is a darker and harder stone called 'sard'. The two names are often used interchangeably. Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony coloured by impurities of iron oxide.
The gemstone has been used since prehistory.
Images for kids
This Egyptian necklace consists of biconical carnelian beads, beads of rolled strips of sheet gold, and ten amulets. The Walters Art Museum.
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