A stone used in Ancient times to protect the dead on the their journey to the after life. A stone of motivation, courage, endurance and leadership this fiery red orange stone captivates your eye with its sunset glow.
The stone is made up of red, orange and shades of amber Chalcedony Quartz. Often you will find a banded range of these colors within the colored stone; the stone is then classified as Agate & Carnelian. Colored by iron oxide impurities, Carnelian crystallizes from these silica rich solutions. Some of the best sources are Brazil, India, and Saudi Arabia & Uruguay.
The Egyptians called this stone the “setting sun”, associating the orange hues with passive female energies and its reddish brown colors with active male energy. A stone traditionally worn to enhance passion, love and desire.
The vibration of the stone will activate different chakras depending on its color. Carnelian in shades of orange best stimulates the Sacral Chakra, the 2nd chakra & the area below the navel and above the pelvic bone. In shades of red the Base or Root Chakra.