UNMOUNTED CAMEO / OLD STONE. 25 mm X 20 mm X 7mm. 2.59 - 2.61. Commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard , which is generally harder and darker (the difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably).
Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica. Colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration.
It is most common in Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. Distinction between carnelian and sard. Queen, Hellenistic artwork, Cabinet des Médailles. In light-orange Carnelian intaglio showing Korwin coat of arms.
Was used to drill holes into carnelian in Mehrgarh. Carnelian was recovered from Bronze Age. In a form that demonstrated its use in decorative arts. This use dates to approximately 1800 BC. Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems.For signet or seal rings. For imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents. Hot wax does not stick to carnelian. Sard was used for Assyrian. Odem (translated sardius), the first stone in the High Priest's breastplate.
Was a red stone, probably sard but perhaps red jasper. Necklace with gold beads and carnelian beads, Cypriot. This Egyptian necklace consists of biconical carnelian beads, beads of rolled strips of sheet gold, and ten amulets.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. 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. But it more likely comes from the Persian. Word sered , meaning yellowish red. The names carnelian and sard are often used interchangeably, but they can also be used to describe distinct subvarieties. The general differences are as follows. Lighter, with shades ranging from orange to reddish brown. Darker, with shades ranging from a deep reddish brown to almost black. Like carnelian, but duller and more hackly having the appearance of something that has been hacked, i. All of these properties vary across a continuum, and so the boundary between carnelian and sard is inevitably blurred.
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TA" is in sale since Sunday, February 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "lagaleriedelalpe" and is located in Huez. This item can be shipped worldwide.