Carnelian is a semi-precious gemstone naturally occurring as a microcrystalline variety of quartz. Its intense orange color is caused by embedded iron compounds, yellow tones by Goethite, and red – Hematite. The variety of orange/ brownish red bands within the gemstone are owed to the compounds’ irregular placement. The name Carnelian comes from a Latin word meaning flesh, which is a reference to its red-orange vibrant coloring. The gemstone is translucent, therefore most of its compounds and impurities are invisible to the naked eye. Fluid chemical drop-shaped inclusions within its buildup give Carnelian liquid SHINE. The gemstone shows fluorescent quality if exposed to UV radiation. More info in wikipedia.
Carnelian is often called the stone of courage as it affects the center of human activity in all spheres of life, especially relationships with the opposite sex. One might say Carnelian increases the appetite for life. It boosts motivation to achieve more and do better, which is especially important to people prone to apathy, unsuccessful and pessimistic, neglecting their own health. Carnelian energy creates positive changes through spontaneity, openness, curiosity and self-acceptance. As a result we feel more attractive, which becomes instantly reflected in the way we are perceived by others.
Carnelian helps succeed in business, sales or customer service. It boosts our self-confidence and self-belief, increasing personal effectiveness. Paradoxically, Carnelian makes a perfect stone for people who maintain socially intense lifestyle. They attempt to substitute what’s been missing in their lives with socializing, partying, workaholism, substance abuse, eating disorders or media addiction. As a result, they become calmer, striving for stability, balance and happiness in life, both their own and the people they care about.
CARNELIAN AND NATURAL MEDICINE:
The gemstone calms and improves concentration. It’s also helpful with exams.
Carnelian is used in fertility treatment and is believed to increase libido.
It reduces fever, relieves headaches and arthritis.
Carnelian works effectively for intestinal tract conditions and sciatica.
It also has a positive effect on blood circulation and relieves muscle spasms.
Carnelian speeds up recovery time and wound healing process.