Unique in every way, this modernist carnelian is shown in flawless light. Two clean geometric wedges of solid carnelian stone are set in sterling silver, almost as if the stones have captured the setting rather than the other way around. The conversation is all about the warmth of the stones and cool distance of the silver.
Egyptian lore refers to carnelian as “the setting sun” and associates the rich color with the vitality of life itself. Ancient cultures believed it was a stone of empowerment and restoration and soldiers wore it into battle to foster courage. Carnelian is associated with the Goddess Isis in her role as healer, and with the sacral chakra.
Carnelian and agate are both types of quartz found in the mineral group called chalcedony. The “pure” stones in this hue are classified as carnelian, while anything with a bands or wider color variation is classified as an agate.
This modernist carnelian ring is currently size 7.5. The design measures approximately 10 mm from top to bottom and 20 mm parallel to the band. That translates to .75 inches from shoulder to shoulder, making this a compact design that packs a big punch! The band is marked .925 to confirm sterling silver purity and the overall weight is 5 grams. Our jewelry is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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