Carnelian is a translucent to opaque variety of chalcedony, a silica mineral that takes its color from iron oxide, making it a member of the quartz family. The colors can range from red to brown and in some cases pink and white. It is one of the earliest known gemstones, being used in ancient jewelry and attire alongside the likes of Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise.
Carnelian brings with it courage and luck to the user. It restores vitality and motivation while simultaneously stimulating creativity. Wearing this crystal will encourage positive life changes, and invigorate you to make the changes necessary for success and to overcome obstacles. Red Carnelian will bring with it passion, vitality, and promote sexual health. Due to its properties of fearlessness, passive heart healing, and sensuality, many today incorporate this crystal into love workings and attracting a partner.