Carnelian is a variety of the silica mineral Chalcedony which is a microfine type of Quartz coloured by impurities of iron oxide. The colour can vary greatly ranging from pale orange to reddish-brown.
Carnelian is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone, sold as tumbled stones, polished pebbles and jewellery, sometimes it is available as rough pieces or crafted and polished shapes. During Roman times Carnelian was used to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents as hot wax does not stick to carnelian.
Worn next to the skin it enhances the absorption of vitamins and minerals and helps with pain relief from the discomfort of Arthritis, Rheumatism (inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis.) also Neuralgia (intense, typically intermittent pain along the course of a nerve, especially in the head or face). Also helps with gall stones, kidney stones, pollen allergies and colds, helps with disorders of the spine, spleen and pancreas.
as an elixir to help heal cuts and abrasions.
A good stone for the work and the home environment:-
At Work - It stimulates ones inventiveness, resourcefulness, capability, imagination, originality, creativity; drive, ambition, motivation, spirit, vitality, leadership and vision.
At Home - It invites abundance into ones home, stabilising energies in the environment removing negativities and enhancing a "love of life energy, ideal for homes or a retreats.
In addition Carnelian can help:-
Cleanse other crystals of negativity, (place a piece in a crystal pouch with other crystals or sit crystals on, next to or on top of larger pieces of Carnelian)
Calming and soothing of anger.
Aids hobbies and pursuits such as theatrical dramas.
Protect against envy, fear and rage
Aid the reproductive organs and increases fertility of both sexes
Carnelian AA Grade, tumbled Stone, tumbled to a smooth finish, an ideal pocket size stone, small enough to carry around with you. Tumble Stones can also be placed around the home for their energies or can just be nice decorative items.
A crystal gemstone of varying sizes and quality selected specially for your order.
Size approximately 1.5 to 2 cm
Here at London Fossils Crystals I sell a wide range of Tumble Stones
Tumble stones are so called because a number of stones of similar sizes are placed in a barrel which is rotated (tumbled) at a speed and after a time between 3 - 5 weeks the stones are polished from rough to smooth.
(The Tumble stones we sell, have not been tumbled by ourselves)