Carnelian Afghan Long
Carnelian semi-precious stones and Afghan handmade medallion necklace.The silver gold washed globe bead with oval gilded patterns is a standard pendant in Turkoman jewelry. The gilding is only faintly evident on this long-worn pendant bead. In the consciousness of the Turkoman or Turkmen silversmith this bead consists of two domes, symbolic of the earthly existence and the two domes are connected with the traditional band of beaded wire inlay. The patina of this richly symbolic tribal bead is mainly of wear, the glow that comes from being in contact with human clothing or human skin for long periods of time.
- Gemstone color: Brown, Red
- Stone: Carnelian
- Birthstone: July
- Necklace Length: 17.5 inches
Carnelian has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. It was believed to give its wearer courage in battle, often seen along with other agates on the breastplates of armor. It was also used to help timid speakers become bold. In ancient Egypt, Egyptians wore carnelian jewelry on their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. They also buried their loved ones with Carnelian jewelry and gemstones as it was thought to protect their loved ones on their journey to the afterlife and to calm their fears about rebirth.
Carnelian stone jewelry is worn to increase personal power, physical energy, courage and creativity. It activates the 2nd sacral chakra, bringing a surge of life force, sexual and creative energies. Carnelian can also diminish feelings of anger, jealousy and fear, helping you to feel more in control of your emotions and overall life. It helps you achieve a calmer mind, body and soul to bring harmony between your mental focus and creative inspiration. Carnelian stones are a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence, self-worth and the powers within them. When you want to take major action, Carnelian is the gemstone for you. It helps you have the courage to take that “leap of faith” you've been too afraid to take. It can also help those who often tend to procrastinate, especially when it comes to life decisions. Carnelian jewelry can help you overcome the fear of taking action or the fear of possibly doing the wrong thing.