Carnelian

Composed of silicon dioxide, this reddish orange / brownish orange variety of quartz it is moderately hard and durability which makes it a great choice for many people. This stone has significant presence in history, which is why it is found in many antique jewelry. Amongst Muslims, it was revered as Prophet Muhammad wore it in a silver ring where the carnelian was engraved to be used as a seal. In Egypt, Napoleon I picked it up apparently in a battlefield and wore it always. 

Metaphysical Properties

Wear Carnelian to give you courage to speak boldly and with confidence as it is purported to help speakers with a weak voice or timid in speech.

Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Also known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history. Carnelian benefits are said to stimulate the metabolism, improve fertility and reduce frigidity and impotence. Carnelian stone benefits may minimize symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause.

 

Where it comes from: mainly India

Hardness: 7