This is for a gorgeous CARNELIAN CUT CABOCHON DRILLED BEAD.
This is a large stone bead drilled in the middle and can be made into a pendant with just a JUMP RING. It is 43 mm across or 1 5/8" and weighs 105 total carats. This stone has a beautiful mirror polish on it. Pictures 2 and 3 are being held up so the light can shine through. Otherwise on the body it will look like pic # 1.
Carnelian is one of the birthstones listed in the ancient Arabic, Hebrew, Italian and Roman tables and is a Zodiac birthstone for the signs of Leo and Virgo.
Carnelian is a form of chalcedony, a member of the quartz family.
Folklore suggests that carnelian was used protect the traveler after death and guard against evil. Carnelian's healing properties are thought to help purify the blood, relieve menstrual cramps and back pain. It is also thought to be beneficial in the treatment of infertility and is worn to enhance passion and desire.
Carnelian is a 7 on the Mohs scale and has been used for centuries to carve beautiful cameos. It is found in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Russia, South Africa, and the USA.