|Re: Carnelian Beads From India?|
|Re: Etched carnelian small beads from India?? -- metateman||Post Reply||Edit||Forum||Where am I?|
You have a bead that is brighter red, and has dark gray lines. This is what Beck called a "Type III" carnelian bead. ("Black on red."). If this is the bead you think might be coral, it is not coral. The chemical decoration process would not be successful on organic materials; nor on practically any minerals apart from agate.
All of your beads were probably made in India. However, Burma cannot be entirely ruled-out.