Hi folks! I just joined Orchid a few days ago…and already I’m
learning a great deal from you!
I have a lapidary problem that I’m hoping you can help me solve.
Recently I purchased a 10 lb lot of Carnelian agate, with the
idea of using it to make hearts and cabs for my ring and pendant
work. This stone was advertised as "fiery red carnelian agate."
Now my question is
- the agate which arrived this afternoon contains a few pale
pinks and yellows, lots of amber shades, and some browns. I’ve
always thought of Carnelian as primarily a red to reddish brown
stone. Was I wrong? Is this stuff I’ve received Carnelian?
Opinions (even lengthy ones) will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your help! I look forward to being able to return the
favor, as we all share our knowledge of different aspects of the
-Pete Steiner- @Peter_B_Steiner