Carnelian, the red or orange variety of chalcedony AKA agate, contains various iron compounds. It has a neat range of colours as it can range from pale orange to rich, near reddish-orange to a deep reddish-brown. It can also be anything from totally translucent to semi-opaque (sometimes it even has patches of both within the same cut).
As a healing stone, it is a known for motivation and has been called the “self-esteem stone.” It assists in focusing on the present, stimulates appetite, physical energy, emotions, passion and concentration. Referred to as the "singer's stone", it helps promote courage to "sing louder" and allow the creative juices flow.
Carnelians are said to balance and open the sacral chakra, which stores our creative and sexual energies. This energy point is orange, just like the crystal, and attracts power, boosting vitality. As the sacral chakra, it stimulates the appetite and boosting attitudes and drive.
Approx 20-25mm Tumbled and polished
Ethically Sourced: It was very important in the crystal and gemstone sourcing that it was purchased only from mining suppliers that had the correct certificates that established their operations as safe and environmentally sound. My wholesaler is adamant on ensuring the crystals are fair-trade, where income is being used to support a diverse group of small manufactures and families. Most of the semi-precious stones and crystals come from family owned mines that are passed down from generations (like a family farm here in Canada).
I understand it can be difficult to feel a stone's energy when shopping online. When selecting stones for your order, I personally select the stones with intention for you based on the stock available.
There can be variance in the stone's colouring and shape, as is the world of stone, gems and crystals are non-refundable. No two pieces are alike. Each one will slightly vary in size, shape and colour.
Disclaimer: While using your gems/crystals in practice, please note that Hermit's Path does not guarantee any stone to have any physical or mental health impact. I do not make any claims that it will help. Remember, this is a personal practice... connecting with the energy is not a substitute for traditional medicine where it may be needed. :)