Ancient jewelry made abundant use of carnelian. It was often seen alongside turquoise and lapis lazuli. Egyptian Pharaohs revered carnelian and believed it brought them protection. These square cut carnelian cabochons are set in solid 22k gold bezels on a pure silver back sheet, giving a contemporary twist to an ancient gemstone. Each stone measures 5 x 5 mm. 18k hand crafted ear wires. Earrings come with translucent firm rubber hypoallergenic ear wire guards.