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Carnelian is a brownish-red or Orangy Red mineral variety of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide Carnelian is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rock. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound.
Carnelian hardness is 6-7 according to the Mohs Hardness scale with 2.59–2.61 specific gravity. It is found colors such as Brownish-red, Orangy-red, Deep-red. Carnelian can be found locations such as Austria, China, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, USA, UK, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Namibia.
Carnelian crystal is a warm, vibrant stone that boosts confidence and the power of true expression. Carnelian is stimulating metabolism and a good supply of blood to the organs and tissues and aids in menstrual and menopausal symptoms and may aid in vitro and artificial insemination. It benefits the absorption of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals in the small intestine, and improves blood viscosity and circulation.
Orange Carnelian stimulates the Sacral Chakra located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body.
Carnelian is the traditional zodiac stone for those born under the sign Virgo, between August 23 and September 22, at the end of summer and the beginning of harvest. Carnelian increases blood circulation, aids in male impotency, increases appetite, alleviates problems of the liver, bladder, kidneys, and spleen. It can help with PMS as well as anxiety associated with sexual anxieties