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12x10mm Cushion Shape Cornelian
12x10mm Cushion Shape Cornelian
14x10mm Oval Cabochon Cornelian
14x10mm Oval Cabochon Cornelian

Cornelian is a red variety of chalcedony which is cryptocrystalline quartz. Its red colour is due to the presence of iron impurities in the form of iron oxide or hematite. It can vary from a flesh red to a clear red. It is usually cut en cabochon, or into beads, and is also used for intaglios and cameos. Imitations of cornelian are made by the staining of agate.

Originally found in the deserts of Arabia and Egypt, it has also been found in the Rio Grande area, India, China, Colombia, Saxony, Scotland, West Germany and USA.

Technical Details
Chemical Composition and NameSiO2 - Silicon Dioxide
Specific Gravity2.65 - 2.66
Refractive Index (R.I.)1.543 - 1.552 to 1.545 - 1.554
Optic SignPositive
Optical CharacterUniaxial

GemstoneWeightShapeSize & DescriptionAvailablePrice £ Price $
Cornelian5.40Oval Cabochon14x10Yes£10.00$Ask

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