Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony. It is a fairly common stone and is mined world wide.
It represents the strength and fertility of the earth. Helps concentration, balances creativity and mental processes. Good for improving confidence, assertiveness, and initiative. It can stimulate passion, appetite, emotions and physical energy. It gives courage and promotes positive life choices. Good for calming anger and banishing negativity.
Birthstone for Aries, Cancer, Leo, Virgo & Capricorn.