Carnelian belongs to the chalcedony family, which is a type of microcrystalline quartz. It is transclucent to opaque crystal with a distinctive vitreous lustre. It has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Its vibrant colours are due to the presence of iron oxide impurities.Carnelian is mined in various locations worldwide. Major sources include Brazil, India, Madagascar, Uruguay and the USA.
Carnelian attracts success in all areas of life, helping to achieve abundance and prosperity. it will encourage you to reach your goals with confidence. It is also a protective stone as it can ward off accidents and injuries. It provides protection against harmful emotions such as envy, anger and resentment, whether its our own feelings or those of others directed towards us. It is known for being a crystal of courage, endurance, energy, leadership and motivation.
Carnelian is believed to be great for balancing body energy levels, increases vitality and improves co-ordination. This is because Carnelian can help to stiumulate the muscles to allow oxygen to flow freely within the body. The warm nature of the stone also helps to heal stiff bodies and allows you to feel more supple. This special crystal also stimulates sexual energy and boosts fertility.