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Carnelian is a stone with red tones that give it this unique character. Its uniform and translucent appearance differentiates it from Red Jasper.


Carnelian stone owes its name to the Latin word "carneolus" which means "appearance of the flesh" referring to its red tones. The most popular Carnelians come from India, mainly from the Pune region, this stone is found in other places of extraction such as Brazil, Mali or the United States.


Carnelian belongs to the family of chalcedonies like Agates, Jasper or Onyx. It is mainly composed of silica and aluminum oxides. Its red color is provided by iron oxide. Its hardness is about 7 Mohs.


The virtues of this stone are numerous. This stone brings vitality, success and ambitions.

It promotes anchoring and acts as an antidepressant.

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