A blood red Carnelian sphere, the carnelian ore rock cut, polished and shaped into the orb or sphere. The attractive carnelian is formed with unique inclusions within the earth. This highly prised mineral has been admired since the times of the ancient. The Romans particularly admired the blood red qualities of the naturally coloured semi precious gem stone.
The mineral in its raw state is collected from the depths of the Mahajanga jungle in Madagascar and also fashioned by artisans in that country. The age is undetermined, however it is estimated to be hundreds of thousands, if not millions of years old.