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Carnelian Necklace 002

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Product Description

This necklace is made from PMC, and Paper Clay. The Stones are set in a bezel made from paper clay and the bezels are set into a PMC base. There are three pear shaped stones that measure 8mm by 6mm centered around a large stone measuring 14mm by 12mm. The PMC centerpiece to the necklace measures 2.5” in width by 1.25” in length at its widest points. The necklace measures 17” in length including centerpiece and can be lengthened or shortened upon request. It has an S-hook style clasp.

General Gemstone Details

There is some dispute as to whether the name carnelian is derived from a Latin word meaning "flesh", or a Latin word meaning "cherry"....but in either case, they reference the that the stone exhibits.
Ancient Egyptians carried it on and about their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. It was also told in the Egyptian Book of the Dead to be placed in tombs as "magic armor" for life after death.

The chalcedony comes in a variety of shades and hues, each one as beautiful as the other.


Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Carnelian is a chalcedony, also called cornelian, this translucent, reddish orange variety of chalcedony was once thought to still the blood and calm the temper. It's various shades of read and due to the presence of iron oxide. Stones may be uniformly colored or faintly banded. The best carnelian is from India, where it is placed in the sun to change from brown to tints to red. Most carnelian on the market is stained chalcedony from Brazil or Uruguay.


Mystical Properties:
Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration. It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one's career.
Carnelian is said to assist in stimulating creativity. It seems to have a clearing effect, dispelling negative energies as it replaces them with positive ones. This can make it easier to find direction, and its grounding effects can make it easier for you to feel in control of your life. This makes carnelian a good stone for people who feel like they are going nowhere.

Carnelian balances creative and organization abilities, opens doors and creates a need to follow through on plans. Wear this stone to prevent other people from reading your thoughts or from dark forces attempting to influence your mind.

There are quite many ancient beliefs associated with Carnelian, which centered around protection during travels after death and against evil.


Healing Properties:
Carnelian applied physically, can promote balanced digestion. For lower abdominal pain, especially in woman and in pregnancy, this stone placed on the pubic bone each day for twenty minutes will reduce the pain.
Carnelian encourages the formation of new blood cells, and bleeding will respond favorably to treatment with this stone. Physically, carnelian has been used to encourage healing of open sores, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems.

It is said that this stone will help cleanse and purify the blood, thus giving more physical energy.


Magical Properties:
Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Powers: Protection, peace, eloquence, healing and courage

Carnelian was worn on the hand in ancient Egypt to still anger, as well as jealousy, envy and hatred. It is still used to promote peace and harmony and to dispel depression as well.

It is used to counteract doubt ad negative thoughts, and can also be used in spells relating to these problems. It may confer patience.

Carnelian has been worn to guard against others who try to read your thoughts. In Renaissance magic, the carnelian was usually engraved with a sword or images of warriors. Then this as a magical amulet was place in the home to guard it from lighting and storms or carried as protection against enchantment.

It must be cleansed once a month under warm running water and recharged for quite a long period in the sun. Wear it so it is in direct contact with the skin. Carnelian water is created by leaving the stone in the vessel of water overnight.


Associations: Sun

Ancient Birthstone in many cultures, mainly for the Month of August.

Stone of Taurus, but it also promotes zest for life in those whom are born under the signs Aries, Gemini and Virgo.


Chakra Classification:
Carnelian works mainly on the 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra .


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