Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony and is a micro-crystalline quartz. It appears in a vibrant range of fire-orange reds to brown-reds and has a dull, waxy luster. The reddish tints in the translucent stone are due to one of its ingredients: iron oxide. A stabilizing stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.
Natural gemstones come from minerals, due to being a naturally occurring product the stones may have tiny flaws and colour variations. Cutting and or polishing may also cause variation in colour and size.
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