I have several parcels of Carnelian and they are all quite fantastic.
As you can see from the pictures, almost every stone has a VERY good cut and polish to it. The sizes are also very consistent with pairs and sets being very easy to make from these lots. Carnelian is a fantastic stone because although it is reasonably inexpensive, it gives a really rich look to pieces.
For example, take a look at the famous Alhambra line from Van Cleef & Arpels, they have Carnelian set with 18kt gold and diamonds and they look GORGEOUS!
Another favorite is the 'Amulette de Cartier' with Carnelian (and other lovely colored stones)
Of course, Paloma Picasso has also used quite a lot of Carnelian in her work, most notably in 'The Dot Collection'
*Approximate Weight: 950cts. *Approximate Stone Count: 63 Average Weight Per Stone: 14.62 Shape(s): Emerald Cut *Approximate Size Range 18x13 mm mm Color: RED ORANGE Clarity Range: Translucent
Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions. We love hearing from our customers! :)
*Please note, we do our best to give you as exact information as possible. Following are tolerances for error, this usually happens with larger parcels with a higher number of stones. It especially happens in parcels where we have split a larger lot to make it easier on your pocketbook :) (For example: A 10,000ct parcel we sell in 10x 1000ct lots)
An important thing is this: Our weights are correct or VERY close to correct. We error on YOUR side ALWAYS. If I am weighing out 10x 100ct lots, they almost definitely all have at least an extra 2-3cts. per lot.
The stone count is where issues can come in, but because this business is almost universally done by weight, you know that you are getting a completely fair deal on the weight, some stones are deeper than others so the stone counts can vary quite a bit in a larger lot like that, but the weights are always correct/very very VERY close to correct.
*Weight Tolerance: -2% to +10% *Stone Count Tolerance: 10% or less *Size Range Tolerance: 1-2mm It is very easy for us to miss a stone that is smaller or larger than the stones we picked as the smallest and largest.