Stones — carnelian
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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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