Carnelian Tumble Stone
Perfect for inspiring creativity and abundance.
Use carnelian to restore vitality and motivation, stimulate creativity, give courage, promote positive life choice and attract prosperity, new resources and good luck.
Carnelian stimulates the root chakra and can also help in rekindling passions that might have faded in an otherwise loving relationship. Bring out your childlike playfulness and spontaneity with its warm and sunny vibes.
Facts and History
Metaphysical Properties and Healing
Cleaning and Care
Carnelian, also called cornelian, is a variety of chalcedony and is a microcrystalline quartz that owes its red to reddish-brown colour to colloidally dispersed hematite (iron oxide) and it is a birthstone of the zodiac sign, Virgo.
Carnelian has a long history. Over 4500 years ago, Sumerian and Egyptian craftsmen were making jewellery set with the stone. In ancient Egypt, the stone was placed on mummies to assist the dead in their journey to the afterlife and is now used to help remove the fear of death.
Ancient Romans and Greeks also valued the stone, which they used for intaglios. Carnelian has also been popular for signet rings.
Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies.
As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs and was once believed to prevent illness and the Plague.
While in Egypt, Napoleon picked up an octagonal carnelian on the battlefield, and returned from Egypt with this stone, wearing it all the time, and then leaving it to his nephew. The Arab peoples consider the carnelian one of the stones of kings. The Prophet Mohammed was said to have worn a carnelian seal set in silver on the little finger of his right hand.
During Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign (1798-1799), he acquired an octagonal, inscribed carnelian seal. Both Napoleon Bonaparte and his nephew Napoleon III held this talisman in high, even superstitious, regard. Napoleon III wore the seal on his watch chain. He gave that seal to his son Louis Napoleon and ordered him to wear it. Louis Napoleon did what his father ordered, but he did not believe in what he thought was superstitious nonsense. In 1879 he was killed at war with the Zulu’s in South Africa and his carnelian seal was stolen from his corpse. The lesson from this story is that whether you are a prince, a king or an alchemist, you have to believe in the power of the gemstone, otherwise, it will not work.