Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stone of the Week

Carnelian, translucent form of the silica (SiO2) mineral chalcedony, which is a variety of quartz. Carnelian ranges in color from yellow to a deep red. The finest specimens come from Brazil, India, and Arabia. Carnelian is cut and polished and used in jewelry. The blood-red varieties were greatly valued by the ancients, who produced beautiful engravings in carnelian and also used them for seals.
(MSN Encyclopedia)
Keywords- courage, vitality, sexuality,confidence, action
Element- fire
Chakras- Root(1st), Sexual/Creative(2nd) Solar Plexus (3rd)
(Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian The Book of Stones)

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