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Carnelian Stone Meaning:

Enchanting with its beauty ornamental stone of bright reddish-orange hues. This gemstone seems to shine from within with sunlight and radiates heat. Often it is called the "Stone of the Sun", and in the west is called Carnelian. In ancient Russia people also associated with the heart, because in color it resembled blood and fire. And in the translation from the Old Russian name of the stone sounds like "the face of the heart". Due to its physical characteristics, it is easily processed, polished and not subject to chips, which was appreciated in ancient times. And today, carnelian products have not lost their popularity and wide demand. 

 

History of Carnelian Stone:

The history of this solar mineral totals thousands and even millions of years. According to archaeological excavations, it was used by primitive people. First they made tools and tools from it, and later began to make different amulets and ornaments. In ancient times in Russia, the Middle East and Ancient Greece, this fiery stone was one of the most expensive minerals. By its value, it was not inferior to diamonds and pearls and was much ahead of sapphires and topaz. In ancient Egypt, carnelian was used to make various ritual adornments, amulets in the form of clover, snake statuettes, scarab beetles, Phoenix birds, which symbolized the protection and patronage of the gods during the life of the person and after his death in the afterlife. Also in ancient times, the healing properties of this semiprecious stone were revealed, and it was actively used by ancient Chinese, Indian and Greek physicians in the treatment of many diseases, as evidenced by the records and treatises of famous physicians and scientists of the time. Muslims also revered this stone. Sacred relics were considered rings of carnelian with engraving of sayings from the Koran. 

 

Types of Carnelian:

Carnelian is a kind of agate and is one of the most popular minerals in the group of chalcedony, having a fibrous structure of thin quartz crystals. Depending on the intensity of the color, several varieties of carnelian are distinguished: Carneol - differs a rich red color, reminiscent of droplets of blood. Sardar - has a chestnut shade. Carnelian - has an orange-red or orange-yellow-pink hues. Mineral deposits The main deposits of carnelian are in Buryatia, Yakutia, Chukotka, the southeastern part of the Chita region and Eastern Siberia. Uruguay, India and Brazil also boast significant reserves of this mineral. And considerable deposits are located on the territory of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Germany and the United States.

 

How to distinguish a fake Carnelian:

When buying an ornament from carnelian, carefully inspect the stone to make sure it is genuine. The main features of this stone: Carnelian is particularly hard. Try to scratch it, if the stone is natural, it will be impossible to do it, if the plastic - scratches remain. The image of a genuine carnelian consists of clear, even strips. They are thin enough, so the stone may seem monotonous, but still they are. Absolutely transparent carnelian can only be in thin layers of yellow shades. This carnelian has a light matte shine. 

Carnelian Stone Meaning

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