Carnelian has long been popular, with its colour range from light orange to deep brownish-red. At its most vibrant it is a bright, juicy orange colour, almost vibrating with life. This material is semi-transparent to translucent, often colour-banded. It has a long history, and has been found in ancient jewelry. It represents great value for money and is a lively, cheerful stone. This is a form of agate.