Carnelian pendant with chain
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Carnelian, blood agate and sard
Carnelian is an orange variety of chalcedony and belongs to the quartz group. The color varies between yellow, brown, orange and dark red. The darker brown variety is also known as sard. Carnelian is also called blood agate.
A popular gem for 5,000 years
Carnelian has been a beloved gemstone for centuries. 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians loved it. She made carnelian jewelry and amulets for protection and health. The dead also regularly received a piece of carnelian to facilitate the transition from the soul to the realm of the dead.
The name carnelian comes from the Latin word: 'Carnis' which means 'flesh', referring to the fleshy color of the gemstone. This color is caused by the presence of iron in the mineral. Carnelian can be translucent or opaque.
Effect of carnelian
Carnelian is a stone that makes you happy. The stone can help with chronic fatigue and provides new positive energy. Ideal to be able to focus again in case of concentration problems. Carnelian provides a practical view of things.