Carnelian is a smooth, lustrous stone that looks a lot like amber, these smooth nuggets especially, since they have little inclusions; however carnelian is a type of chalcedony and you can tell it is a stone because it is cool to the touch. The carnelian stones are flanked by yellow and turquoise colored seed beads. The style is classy and sophisticated; easy-to-use toggle clasp goldtone. Comes in white Style ARThouse gift box with little title card giving description and care instructions. See matching necklace called "Swimming with the Dolphins".