Carnelian beads have a hue range of yellowish Orange, orangy Red, light brownish Red and light brownish Orange with a waxy luster and semi-transparent to Opaque quality. Carnelian, a chalcedony quartz that is colored by Iron Oxide impurities found in the chemical compostion of the stone. The name is most likely from the kornel cherry because of carnelian`s brownish red to orange color. Carnelian is mined in India, Brazil, Madagascar, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, US (California). Sard - A dark Brownish Red Chalcedony colored by iron.