Carnelian semi-precious stones and Afghan handmade medallion. This piece shows the round carnelian of the Turkestan origins. The ovoid shape denotes orientation or stability. On each shoulder of the ovoid carnelian gem in the center of the face is the dome symbol that symbolizes the earth on which the owner is to remain grounded in his ancestral traditions.
- Gemstone color: Brown, Red
- Stone: Carnelian
- Birthstone: July
- Clasp: Toggle
- Necklace Length: 18 in. with 1in. extender
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.