Carnelian is the red-orange variety of Chalcedony, a microcrystalline quartz—a type of quartz that’s filled with thousands of tiny crystals, giving it a cloudy or milky appearance. It ranges from pale orange to a deep rusty brown, and can be sourced from India, Brazil, Uruguay, and the United States (Oregon and New Jersey).
Carnelian is a high energy and grounding stone often worn to enhance passion, love, and desire. It’s believed to encourage vitality, creativity, and courage, helping one to take action and pursue their goals. It wards against anger, resentment, and envy, whether it’s one’s own or another’s.
Astrological: Leo, Cancer, Aries / Traditional for Virgo