Carnelian Gemstone Beads

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Carnelian is a beautiful orange-red stone named after the cornel cherry, a tree with red fruits. It is said to help promote enthusiasm, self-confidence and assertiveness.

Healing properties and meaning of carnelian

Carnelian is a chalcedony variety. This is a term used for any quartz with very small crystal pieces that you cannot see with the naked eye.

Carnelian is said to be good for more energy, enthusiasm, self-confidence and assertiveness. In addition, it is said to promote inspiration. It is also said to help with studying and speaking in front of an audience.

How to use carnelian

In addition to our charms, connectors and beads you can make beautiful jewelry with, there are other uses for carnelian. You can always carry the stone in your pocket. It is thought that you can then 'use' the beautiful properties of carnelian at any time. 

How to care for my carnelian

Carnelian can be cared for in a variety of ways. For example, you can cleanse it in water and charge it in moonlight. Please note: too much sunlight can change the color.

Where does carnelian come from?

Carnelian is mined in Brazil, India and Uruguay.


Carnelian has always been seen as a symbol of kings. The color was associated with the powerful lion; fiery and passionate. Since carnelian is said to help with assertiveness and speaking in front of an audience, it is a very appropriate stone for kings.

In the 18th century, royal families in France and England loved carnelian. They had jewelry and brooches with carnelian stones, which often had a saying engraved on them. You can think of success, luck and wealth. Such jewelry was often given as gifts, the one who gave the gift then wished good luck to the recipient.

Which horoscope fits carnelian

carnelian fits the horoscopes taurus, cancer and leo.
Of course any stone can be good for you, try to sense it and see which one(s) you like.

Which chakra fits carnelian

The sacral (2nd) chakra suits carnelian.

The color of carnelian

The beautiful orange color of carnelian comes from the presence of iron. Due to high temperatures, the color becomes warmer and darker.
Carnelian is named after the yellow cornel cherry, a tree with red fruits.

Chemical composition: Sio2 (silicone dioxide)
Mohs hardness: 6.5-7
Density: 2.58-2.64