Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, is stimulating and empowering.
Also known as the Singer's Stone, Carnelian clarifies the voice, promotes confidence for performances on stage or in media. Also known to guard against falling masonry and accidents with tools. Today it guards the home against theft, fire, storm or accident.
The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun." It is an orange variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning "flesh." Ancient Warriors wore it for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt, it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder, and alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs.
Carnelian is associated with the sacral and root chakras and brings an emotional warmth and a deeper connection with nature. Carnelian imparts an acceptance of the cycle of life alleviating the fear of death and loss. This warm stone gives you the courage to promote positive life choices and the motivation you need to achieve success in business and other pursuits.
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- As a natural specimen, its appearance may vary slightly from the images shown depending on your screen resolution and they may contain tiny fissures which are part of its natural form.