Carnelian has been prized for thousands of years and is found in India, Brazil and the United States. A type of chalcedony (quartz) Carnelian is typically red or orange in colour but it can also be found in shades of yellow, brown and white.
- In ancient Egypt, carnelian was associated with the goddess Isis. It was used to make amulets to protect women during childbirth and to promote fertility.
- The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that carnelian was a stone of victory and wore carnelian amulets to battle to ensure victory.
- In the Middle Ages, carnelian was associated with the Christian faith was believed to have protective powers and made into rosaries and crucifixes.
- Native Americans used carnelian for jewellery and to decorate weapons and tools. They believed that carnelian had spiritual powers and that it could protect them from harm.
Carnelian is associated with the sacral chakra, which is the energy centre of creativity, sexuality, and vitality. It is believed to help people boost their energy levels, increase their creativity, and improve their sex drive.
Carnelian is also said to be a stone of courage and strength. It is believed to help people overcome their fears and to stand up for what they believe in. Carnelian is also said to be a protective stone and is often used to ward off negative energy.
Carnelian is also a stone of passion and creativity. It is said to boost energy and creativity, and to help people to achieve their goals. It is also associated with physical and emotional healing to help people to recovering from illness or injury.