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Multi-Faceted and Ceramic-Painted Carnelian Pierced Earrings
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These Multi-Faceted and Ceramic-Painted Carnelian Pierced Earrings artistically array multi-faceted orbs and ceramic-painted barrel beads of semiprecious carnelian. Gold-plated twist beads, discs, and tiny faceted spacers. Vermeil earwires. Handmade in the U.S.A. Natural carnelian variations will occur.
A gem as popular in antiquity as now, the carnelian stones of these Multi-Faceted and Ceramic-Painted Carnelian Pierced Earrings celebrate carnelian in our National Museum of Natural History. In addition to carnelian minerals and gems, the Museum curates several ancient carnelian jewelry pieces, including a 1 – 4th century, A.D. Roman necklace.
1.25"l. Vermeil fish hook closure.
Carnelian is a variety of semiprecious quartz with a brownish red to orange color. One of the oldest known gemstones, carnelian was prized by nobility throughout antiquity. Carnelian is believed to bring good luck to its wearer.

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