Identification

YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT ?

E-mail address

Password

Email Address / Password invalid !
Forgot password

Register

CREATE YOUR WHITE BIRD ACCOUNT
Register
Encyclopaedia of stones

Carnelian

The name of this gem comes from the Latin "corneus", which means "horny". Traditional explanation is that carnelian would take its name from the reddish fruit of the dogwood, the dogwood, a shrub growing in the natural state on the edge of the forests and hedges of Eastern Mediterranean countries. The Latin origin of the dogwood is corneolus ("appearance of the horn") in reference to the hardness of its core.
A less frequent, but probably more accurate, interpretation is that carnelian comes from carneolus (appearance of flesh) referring to its light red hue. Our carnelian would then belong to the same family as carnation and other predator and carnivore. The word would have been improperly transcribed corneolus. The Romans mean indifferently carnelian and sardoine of the same name sardus or sarda.
See all jewels with carnelian...

Colors
Red, orange

Family
Chalcedony

Origin

The genesis of carnelian is postvolcanic, it can occur in hot springs, weathering crusts, sometimes sediments. It is found mainly in India, Indonesia, Yemen, Egypt, Madagascar, Brazil, Mozambique, Russia and the United States.

Virtues

Carnelian is known as the self-esteem gemstone of excellence. It is said to be a powerful motivator. By helping you overcome the various parts of your personality that may hold you back, carnelian allows you to claim your true destiny. It is believed to grant confidence, assertiveness and an unstoppable drive to succeed. Carnelian is also commonly a symbol of fertility.

Specifications

Carnelian is a microcrystalline variety of quartz belonging to the class of oxides and the group of chalcedonies. This bright orange stone is most often translucent but sometimes milky. It is colored by the iron oxide it contains.
The main deposits are in cavities of many types of rock, most often in soils rich in silicas that have solidified at low temperatures.
The genesis of carnelian is postvolcanic, it can occur in hot springs, weathering crusts, sometimes sediments.

History

Carnelian is known and used for millennia, and is mentioned in many legends. Among the Egyptians, she was supposed to accompany the dead in their journey to the afterlife. It is mentioned in Genesis: "the gold of this country is pure and there are the bdellium and the carnelian stone".
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, this 6000-year-old story written in Mesopotamia, the king of Uruk meditates near his lifeless brother Enkidou, making offerings to the Sun: honey in a cup of carnelian, butter in a cup of lapis lazuli ...
Mohammed, prophet of Allah in Islam, wore a carnelian ring. Closer to home, George Sand tells the story of a carnelian in one of his grandmother's tales, "The Red Hammer." She describes it in a style as scientific as literary: "Detached from a carnelian rock, it was carnelian itself, not the color of those vulgar flints of ox-blood that litter our paths, but of a fleshy pink veined with amber parts, and transparent like a crystal. Splendid vitrification, produced by the action of plutonium fires on the siliceous bark of the earth ... "
See all jewels with carnelian
@WHITEBIRDJEWELLERY
© COPYRIGHT - 2017 WHITEBIRDJEWELLERY . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED