These genuine Carnelian beads have:
Quantity: About 65 beads (7″ approx)
Shape: Faceted Heart Briolette Drop Shape
Quality: This Carnelian beads strand is a lovely, brilliant, orange. I’m going to give it a B+ though, because there are issues with the cutting. As you can see, the color is incredible but the drill holes do cause trouble with these. Actually the cutting is okay, it’s the drilling that is a problem. But these are also teeny weeny little briolettes. They are very delicate little guys (some looked smaller than 4mm – I measured them a zillion times because I couldn’t believe it – but they were 4mm – my eyes deceive me today!) – so it would be difficult to get a decent drill on a briolette so small – because the tips are so tiny. We have an range of sizes in this stone – but only these two in this size.
HOLY MACKEREL!! I just learned that Carnelian can be used to guard against poverty, in addition to supporting energy and providing a sense of humor. Excuse me, I’ve got to go fill my pockets, make some earrings and a couple of bracelets, necklaces…..