Carnelian (noun)

A red or reddish-brown variety of chalcedony, a type of quartz, used as a gemstone.


The word 'carnelian' is derived from the latin word cornum which means 'cornelian cherry'. cornelian cherry is a red fruit that resembles the color of the mineral.


  1. The pendant she wore was made of carnelian and was passed down to her from her grandmother.
  2. The king's crown was set with carnelian, emeralds and diamonds, symbolizing his power and wealth.
  3. The carnelian ring was a symbol of love and passion, making it the perfect gift for his sweetheart.
  4. The carnelian earrings she wore sparkled in the sun, making her feel elegant and beautiful.
  5. The carnelian brooch was an antique piece and was highly valued by collectors for its intricate design.
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