These earrings feature vibrant, firey orange undyed carnelian briolettes. The color is very even and saturated, and the stones are cut in a specialty shape with microfacets for lots of sparkle. The organic hoops encircling them are hand forged and lightly textured. The ear wires are handmade as well. These earrings are sterling silver and they are 1 and 5/8” in total length, including the ear wire.
Carnelian is a variety of the mineral chalcedony, brownish-red to red to orange in color, and translucent to semi-translucent. It has been used as a gemstone since ancient times - the first known faceted carnelian dates to 5000 BC. It is sometimes heat-treated for color, and rarely, it is dyed.