Carnelian is a
glassy translucent stone that ranges from a deep dark rusty orange to a pale
peachy pink color and can sometimes contain unique banding, but it mostly known
for its rich orange color. It is a
variety of chalcedony, or part of the quartz family. Its name is derived from the Latin word
meaning “flesh.” Carnelian is said to
represent love, and helps aid in fertility.
Ancient Egyptians wore them to represent martyrs, and they believed that
the stone fended off illness and the plague.