Carnelian comes from compact varieties of silica which comprise minute quartz crystals with sub-microscopic pores. Its colors come from iron oxide impurities.
Vitreous to waxy
Carnelian stimulates courage and action; restores motivation; energizes the soul body; helps turn dreams into realities.
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.