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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Carnelian

Carnelian comes from compact varieties of silica which comprise minute quartz crystals with sub-microscopic pores. Its colors come from iron oxide impurities.

Chemical composition: 
SiO2
Color: 
Orange, Red-orange
Lustre: 
Vitreous to waxy
Hardness: 
7
Crystal system: 
Conchiodal
Origin: 
India, Brazil
Healing properties*: 
Carnelian stimulates courage and action; restores motivation; energizes the soul body; helps turn dreams into realities.
Folklore: 
An ancient rhyme states: “Fate has with virtues great Carnelian’s nature graced; tied round the neck or on the finger placed.” Carnelian is a popular stone for seals and amulets throughout the Mediterranean and Near East.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.