Carnelian nodules are one of the most historically important semiprecious gemstones that people have used throughout history. Early humans utilized these as beads because of their form and size. The stones can also be found in various Crown Jewels around the world.
Carnelian is an energizing mineral. Carnelian boosts creativity while restoring vitality and motivation. It instills courage and encourages positive life choices in uncertain people, allowing them to trust themselves and their perceptions. It improves one’s ability to concentrate. It is said to speed up the healing process in the context of physical healing. Due of its orange tint, carnelian is associated with alleviating lower back discomfort and the kidneys, making it a second chakra stone.
Carnelian is a silica-rich sedimentary deposit found in pockets, gas bubbles, and amygdule cavities. The cavities where carnelian develops are formed by volcanic activity. Carnelian’s red color is caused by a mixture of iron impurities in the chalcedony and heat and UV rays.