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What is Carnelian?

Carnelian, the reddish variety of chalcedony is a type of Quartz. Therefore carnelian is made up of silicon dioxide. Carnelian can also be spelled as Cornelian.

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Carved Carnelian Gemstone Ear Drop

What is the color of  Carnelian?

Carnelian comes in shades of orange from reddish orange to brownish orange. Carnelian gets its color from the presence of the Iron ore Hematite (Iron-Oxide Fe2O3)

Where is Carnelian found?

Being a silicon dioxide carnelian is found in most parts of the World. Large deposits are found in Japan, India, Brazil, Uruguay and USA.

Is Carnelian a National Gemstone?

Yes, carnelian is the national gemstone of Sweden and Norway.


oval shaped carved carnelian ear drop gemstone jewelry

Oval Shaped Carved Carnelian Gemstone Ear Drop

What are the basic physical properties of Carnelian?

Mohs Scale of Hardness: 6.5-7.0

Refractive Index: 1.54-1.55

Specific Gravity: 2.65

square cut carnelian gemstone ear drop

Square Cut Carnelian Gemstone

Is Carnelian a birthstone?

Carnelian is the birthstone of Virgo (Aug 23rd to Sept 22nd).

Carnelian is the gemstone for Thursday and Friday (If you were born on those days).

Does Carnelian have any metaphysical properties?

Carnelian is considered to have healing powers for healing skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Acne. It is also known to heal impotence and menstrual cramps.

It is also believed that Carnelian has a great ability to relieve mental stress.

Carnelian Gemstone Ear Drops Jewelry

Carnelian Ear Drops

What are the uses of Carnelian?

Carnelian is used as a gemstone for ornamental and healing properties.

Carnelian is also used to make ornamental carvings. Carved carnelian can also be set as jewelry.

Carnelian was used in making wax seals because wax does not stick to carnelian.


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