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Where Carnelian is Found :

Color of Carnelian :

Carnelian is found in India, Uruguay, and Brazil. Carnelian can range from bright orange to reddish orange.

Birthstone :

Anniversary :

Carnelian is considered an alternate birthstone for July as well as an astrological birthstone and lucky charm for Virgo. Carnelian is not considered an anniversary gemstone.

Fun Fact :

  • The shades of red in carnelian are due to iron oxide. It is often placed in the sun to change brownish tints to red.

History of Carnelian :

  • Romans believed Carnelian was a stone of courage that could shore up strength and confidence.
  • Ancient Egyptians placed carnelian on mummies to assist them in their journey to the afterlife.
  • Carnelian was one of the stones inlaid in the mask of King Tutankhamen.
  • Carnelian was once worn in cameos because it was believed to ward off depression and insanity.
  • Napoleon I and Napoleon III both wore Carnelian.
  • In the 1800s, people believed that Carnelian would help those who needed courage to speak.
  • In the 1700s, people believed Carnelian would bring protection, comfort, and luck.

Healing Properties of Carnelian :

  • If worn around a woman's neck, carnelian will help to relieve cramps.
  • Carnelian aids with a variety of ailments including open wounds, sores, spasms, fever, infections, nose bleeds, arthritis, and even infertility

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Spiritual Properties of Carnelian :

  • carnelian in the home will protect against fire and misfortune
  • carnelian can assist people in finding the right mate
  • protects the wearer from anger, jealousy, and fear
  • helps to balance creativity and mental processing
  • aids daydreamers and the absent-minded

Carnelian in Religion :

  • Mohammed wore Carnelian.