What is carnelian stone?

Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. It is a variety of chalcedony, which is a mineral of the quartz family1. The name carnelian comes from a Latin word meaning “flesh”2.

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Carnelian is known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals, though its color can vary from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown2. It can also be anything from totally translucent to semi-opaque3.

Carnelian is believed to have several healing properties. It is said to help with creativity, courage, and motivation2. It is also believed to help with digestion, improve blood circulation, and reduce menstrual cramps3.

Carnelian is the traditional zodiac stone for those born under the sign Virgo, between August 23 and September 222. It is also the birthstone for August3.

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