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 (kär-nēl′yən) also cor·nel·ian (kôr-)
A pale to deep red or reddish-brown variety of clear chalcedony, used in jewelry.

[Middle English corneline, from Old French, from cornel, cornel, from Latin cornus.]


(Minerals) a red or reddish-yellow translucent variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone
[C17: variant of cornelian, from Old French corneline, of uncertain origin; car- spelling influenced by Latin carneus flesh-coloured]


(kɑrˈnil yən)

also cornelian

a reddish variety of chalcedony used in jewelry.
[1685–95; variant (with a of carnation) of cornelian < Middle French, probably < Old French cornele cornel cherry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnelian - a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
calcedony, chalcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz


[kɑːˈniːljən] ncornalina
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Susie Perkins came to school today with a lovely red carnelian ring.
I didn't envy her then, for I felt that millions of carnelian rings wouldn't have made me happy after that.
One discovered that money couldn't keep shame and sorrow out of rich people's houses, another that, though she was poor, she was a great deal happier, with her youth, health, and good spirits, than a certain fretful, feeble old lady who couldn't enjoy her comforts, a third that, disagreeable as it was to help get dinner, it was harder still to go begging for it and the fourth, that even carnelian rings were not so valuable as good behavior.
Coloured glass, carnelian and garnets are the most frequently encountered necklace stones and they do look very attractive.
A Roman circular gold pendant with fine rope-work decoration set with an orange carnelian intaglio featuring Liber, the god of wine, fertility and freedom
Shireen Naqvi, Senior Associate, Carnelian on 'From CSR to SSR (Sustainable Social Responsibility),' Dr.
The Divas' Dream collection sports a fan-shaped motif inspired by the mosaics of the Caracalla baths, with pavAaAaAeA@-s diamonds, mother-of-pearl and warm red carnelian playing off 18-karat rose gold to conjure up the welcoming sun of the Eternal City.
The event was designed and produced by Mustang Productions, with Digital Branding and Web Management by ECOM and Logo design by Carnelian.
On display at this gallery are the Esmeralda's ship bell made of copper alloy, cruzados made of gold and minted in Lisbon, a silver Indio minted in Portugal for trade with India, a small porcelain box with floral decoration originating from China during the Ming Dynasty, a small porcelain pot whose origin is yet unknown, a barrel shaped bead made of white banded agate stone, possibly from India for trade in Africa, hexagonal faceted beads made of red and white banded carnelian, possibly from India or Iran, and a stone ring carved in the shape of a fish of unknown origin.
The medicine bag pebbles included black obsidian for "grounding and protection", carnelian for "support for female issues", lapis lazuli for "the speaking of one's truth" and clear quartz for "connection with your higher self, intuition and spirit guides" ($85).
The term intaglio describes a design incised or engraved into the surface of a material, in this case hardstones such as carnelian, agate, jasper and chalcedony.
Collectibles also include precious snuff bottles carved of jade, amethyst, quartz and carnelian.