Carnelian Sphere - Polished

Carnelian Sphere - Polished

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Polished Carnelian Sphere

Origin: Madagascar

Weight: 0.4 lb

 Diameter: 52 mm


Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root

Planets: Mars, Sun

Zodiacs: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo

Element: Fire

Properties: Strength, Courage, Confidence, Motivation, Sexuality, Action, Passion, Grounding, Power

Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony and is a microcrystalline Quartz. As a Chalcedony, Carnelian is formed from the intergrowth of two silica minerals with differing crystal structures: Quartz and Moganite. It appears in a vibrant range of fire-orange reds to brown-reds and has a dull, waxy luster (as opposed to the vitreous quality of crystal Quartzes such as Amethyst). The reddish tints in the translucent stone are due to Iron Oxide.

Carnelian has been used as material for beads since 5500BCE, and was used by the Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, and was found in the palace of Knossos in Crete from the Minoan Bronze Age. 

Carnelian has been one of the most widely used stones throughout history from Napoleon to the Prophet Muhammed. In Egyptian times, the deceased would be adorned with a Carnelian necklace symbolizing the Blood of Isis and their protection into the afterlife. The 29th chapter of the book of the dead in Egypt is notably inscribed in a tablet of Carnelian. Moreso, the prophet Muhammed was said to have worn a ring of Carnelian on the little finger of his right hand. Carnelian channels one's true power and strongest ideas. Beloved by Kings, Queens, and Rulers since time out of mind. It helps us to create, manifest and bring our thoughts, goals and dreams to life. An action-stone.

When held up to a light source, true Carnelian will, even if it contains light and dark zones, demonstrate a cloudy coloring throughout. 

Member of: Chalcedony Group

Variety: Microcline Quartz

Color: Reddish-Orange - Reddish Brown- Bright Red

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Luster: Waxy, Resinous

Hardness: 6.5-7

Specific Gravity: 2.58-2.64

Transparency: Translucent, Opaque

Cleavage Quality: None

Fracture: Uneven

Crystal System: Trigonal

Each piece in this collection is hand-selected and completely unique. You will receive the specific piece that you choose from the photographs listed.