Legend - Variant of chalcedony, Carnelian is an opaque to translucent light orange to deep reddish/brown. Name is derived from the latin word “carnem” meaning horn, in reference to the colour sometimes exhibited. Widely used during Roman times to make signet or seal rings - it is said that hot wax does not stick to Carnelian. Also called “Mecca Stone” and “Pigeon’s Blood Agate”. Most of the rich rust/orange Carnelian on the market today has obtained its colour through heat treatment.
Properties - Long believed to bring luck, protection and comfort. Said to be a motivation stone and some refer to it as the “self esteem stone”.
Description - These Carnelian beads are a dark, rich rust/orange colour. Sold as temporary strung 40cm (approx) strands.