Carnelian is a semiprecious stone. It forms in volcanic rocks from iron-rich acid magmas.

Carnelian is classified into two types: masculine carnelian, which has a dark red colour, and feminine carnelian, which has a lighter colour with orange, brown and golden shades.

Carnelian derives form the Latin word "Cornum", which is the name of a plant that produces fruits that are the same colour as this mineral.
Red-orange carnelian is the most precious form of carnelian. The presence of iron oxides gives it this colour.
When mildly heated, this stone gets a deeper colour before returning to its natural colour when cooled.

It has been known from ancient times. The Egyptians considered it a symbol of life and used it to guide the deceased into the afterlife.
Carnelian is the most important stone in the Islamic religion because it represents the one and only true god: Allah.


Carnelian is used to boost energy and increase physical and mental vitality; it is also seen as a symbol of courage because it helps to overcome fears and insecurity by encouraging self-confidence and determination.

Furthermore, this stone can be used for emotional and spiritual healing, breaking down mental blocks and providing a sense of inner well-being.