The Ancient Egyptians believed that carnelian jewellery embodied the setting sun with its stunningly beautiful red and orange colouration. At the time it was used it to lighten the path to the Afterlife. Today it remains a very popular gemstone.
What is Carnelian?
Carnelian is a formed at relatively low temperatures that result in a microcrystalline type of quartz or chalcedony. It is usually smooth and translucent or clear with a vitreous or glass-like lustre. A really beautiful gemstone. Found in many parts of the world it is highly valued and has a rich history of cultural significance. India, Australia, Africa, USA and Britain all have significant deposits
History and Gemstone Benefits.
The Egyptians believed it would bring peace and dispel anger and hatred. The North Americans also understood it would promote stability and harmony.
It is frequently thought to help clear the mind and bring good luck. It protects against fear and resentment and is used to give the wearer a greater sense of stability and promote friendship and strengthen family life. In folklore medicine it is most frequently associated with stimulating sexuality and improving fertility. It is believed to raise energy levels and helps purify the blood.
The birthstone for the month of July. It is especially valuable for people born under the Leo birth sign.