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  • Carnelian Egg 60mm
  • Carnelian Egg 60mm

Carnelian Egg 60mm


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A Carnelian specimen egg. The semi-precious stone found in Madagascar. This specimen displaying a fine polished surface, gemy crystalline forms and attractive colour.

We recommend showcasing your carnelian eggs on mantle pieces, window cills and the always look great as collection, laid into a bowl for a center dining statement. Includes free UK delivery.

Type: Carnelian.
Formula: SiO2 (Silicon dioxide).
Age: Unknown
Origin: Mahajanga Jungle, Madagascar.

Approximately diameter: 6 cm
Approximately weight: 200 g

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Carnelian egg 60mm hand cut and polished and shaped into an egg. Carnelian takes thousands of years to mineralise, forming unique inclusions as seen in the photographs.

Collected from the depths of the Mahajanga jungle in Madagascar. The age is undetermined, however, it is estimated to be hundreds of thousands, if not millions of years old.

Historical literature note; Although now the more common term, "carnelian" is a 16th-century corruption of the 14th-century word "cornelian" (and its associated orthographies corneline and cornalyn). Cornelian, cognate with similar words in several Romance languages, comes from the Mediaeval Latin corneolus, itself derived from the Latin word cornum, the cornel cherry, whose translucent red fruits resemble the stone. The Oxford English Dictionary calls "carnelian" a perversion of "cornelian", by subsequent analogy with the Latin word caro, carnis, flesh. According to Pliny the Elder, sard derives its name from the city of Sardis in Lydia, but it more likely comes from the Persian word سرد sered, meaning yellowish-red.

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Age No
Origin Madagascar