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Carnelian

Posted by Raymond Chapman on

  Carnelian is a chalcedony group of quartz.   The most favorable pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue.  Carnelian has a long storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. Carnelian crystalizes from silica-rich solutions colored by iron oxide impurities.  It's name is believed to come from a variety of cherries known as kornel.  Carnelian is one of the twelve gemstones mentioned in the bible as appearing on the breastplate of Aaron. Metaphysical:  Worn for courage, confidence and protection from harm.  Strong influence on balancing the 2nd chakra.  Releases stress and trauma.  Enhances...

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