Enchanting Carnelian

Carnelian Meaning and Healing Properties

Carnelian is the trade name for translucent orange-red chalcedony, a variety of Quartz. It frequently forms with bands of white agate in the chalcedony which is colored by impurities of iron oxide. Carnelian is found all over the world with significant deposits in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Uruguay, and the United States. The name Carnelian is believed to be derived from the Latin word "carnis" meaning "meat" or "carne" meaning "flesh". Some believe the origin of the name to be associated with the cornelian cherry tree that produces edible red fruit.

Carnelian is a popular semiprecious gemstone that has enchanted humans for thousands of years. The earliest known Carnelian beads discovered were on a gold necklace found at a gravesite in Bulgaria that dates to between 5300-4800 BCE. In ancient Egypt, Carnelian was associated with the Sun god Ra and believed to hold protective powers. Carnelian was often used in ancient Egyptian jewelry, amulets, and seals, and was often buried with the deceased to ensure safe passage into the afterlife. Carnelian is still worn in Egypt to ward off the evil eye and promote peace.

Throughout history, Carnelian was associated with royalty and healing of the circulatory system. It was also used to increase libido and support the reproductive system. Carnelian has long been believed to bring courage and good luck, often worn in jewelry. The Prophet Mohammed was said to have worn a Carnelian ring set in silver. 

Carnelian is an enchanting gem of confidence, empowerment, creativity and sensuality. It's one of my favorite stones to recommend for fertility and supporting the reproductive system. Carnelian is empowers you to be courageous and find your inner strength. A stone of physical vitality and strength, Carnelian will energize you to accomplish your goals. Carnelian has a bold and attractive energy that magnetizes your desires to you. 

Hardness: 6.5-7

Color: Orange-red

Structure: Triagonal/Rhombohedral

Care: Remove before contact sports, weight lifting or activities where it may come into contact with force. As always, it should be stored away from minerals higher on the MOHs scale.

Cleaning:  Warm water, mild soap, and soft cloth.

Feng Shui Placement: Carnelian is a great stone to keep in your kitchen or dining room for health. When placed in the bedroom, it will increase libido and intimacy in your relationship. Carnelian can also be placed at the front entry to invite in positive energy and provide energetic protection.

Enchanting Carnelian
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Metaphysical properties

♡ Chakra: Sacral

♡ Element: Water

♡ Numerology: 5

♡ Zodiac Sign: Leo, Virgo, Aries

♡ Enhances creativity and passion

♡ Helps overcome fears of taking action or wrong path

♡ Promotes courage and personal power

♡ Stimulates energy and physical vitality

♡ Supports the reproductive system, bones & ligaments

Use + Crystal pairings

Carnelian is one of the best stones for empowerment, confidence and manifestation. Beloved for thousands of years, Carnelian has been a favorite to wear in jewelry for its beauty and powerful energy.

Emerald + Carnelian

This combination is great for manifesting financial wealth and security. Emerald and Carnelian help you become a vibrational match for your desires. This combination has a soothing energy that helps you overcome fears or past experiences to step into your power.

Amethyst + Carnelian

This is a beautiful combination for revitalizing your body's energy fields. Amethyst and Carnelian help to detoxify the body and cleanse the aura. Their energies create an energetic shield of protection around your aura.

Libyan Desert Glass + Carnelian

This is an amazing pairing that will manifest your intentions rapidly. Pairing Libyan Desert Glass with Carnelian will inspire you to become more confidence and bold. This combination helps you fully embrace yourself and creative potential.

Affirmation: I am empowered to be my authentic self.

New Carnelian Cuff Rings will be available on this week's Instagram live sales on Thursday, May 9 @ 5 pm CST and Friday, May 10 @ 11 am CST! New arrivals will be released to our website Saturday, May 11 @ 4 pm CST!!

Jamie Inglett

Jamie Inglett is an intuitive healer, teacher, author, founder and CEO of Enchanting Earth; a gemstone jewelry and crystal shop. She is a crystal healing expert who has studied crystals and healing since her spiritual awakening in 2012 at a Quartz mine in Arkansas. Jamie has a master’s degree in business administration. She retired from her successful banking career to pursue her mission of spreading empowerment, love, and healing through crystals. Jamie loves to teach crystal healing live on her social media channels. Further your crystal knowledge and join the enchanting community on Instagram @enchantingearthco

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