Large Carnelian Heart, Two Options

  • $48.60

Large carnelian heart, one with druzy inclusions one without.

Dimensions of heart without inclusion: 8.8cm x 3cm x 8.5cm

Dimensions of heart with inclusion: 9.5cm x 3.5cm x 9cm

Although now the more common term, "carnelian" is a 16th-century corruption of the 14th-century word "cornelian" (and its associated orthographies corneline and cornalyn).  Cornelian, cognate with similar words in several Romance languages, comes from the Mediaeval Latin corneolus, itself derived from the Latin word cornum, the cornel cherry, whose translucent red fruits resemble the stone. The Oxford English Dictionary calls "carnelian" a perversion of "cornelian", by subsequent analogy with the Latin word caro, carnis, flesh. 




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