Has been said to promote health and luck, and positive energy. It is a stone for courage, motivation, and leadership.
Carnelian is a mineral in the chalcedony variety. The color can vary ranging from brownish-red, pale orange to a dense orange-black color.
Carnelian dates back over 4,500 years to a time when ancient Egyptians and ancient Sumerians fashioned it into body ornaments. Ancient Greeks and Romans also favored the semi-precious gemstone for intaglios which men used in signet rings and women used in jewelry.
Wash in warm soapy water. Use caution with steamer and ultrasonic.