Beginners Guide to Getting Stoned... I mean Stones! (Carnelian)

Carnelian Crystals precious stones Stone

Banded Carnelian

I'm excited about today's blog as it features a beautiful stone with rich colors and variation...



You mean Carnelian.

Hey, who said that? Did you guys hear something? Like a disembodied booming voice or something? No? Hmmm. 🤔Must be just me. Anyway, as I was saying, today I will be writing about Carnation...


What? (Author frantically looks over both shoulders) I definitely heard a voice that time...

Carnelian. The stone you're writing about is called Carnelian.

Oh. Yeah. Right. That's what I meant, Carnelian. (Author looks around nervously before continuing) Today's featured Shinyite is Carnelian.

Carnelian. (also spelled Cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semiprecious stone.

 (Author sets hands on hips). All right now, just who is writing this blog? You, the disembodied voice, or me, the author?

Sorry, please continue.

Thank you. As I was about to say, Carnelian (also known as Cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral located in many placed around the world, but most commonly found in Peru, Sri Lanka and Thailand.  The brownish-red description does the stone little justice as it can vary from pale orange to to almost black, its coloration a result of iron oxide impurities.

The differences can be seen in the following examples: 

Carnelian Sphere


Carnelian Sphere

Don't forget to mention it is a seven on the mohs hardness scale.

(Author rolls eyes)

Oh, sorry again.

(Author clears throat)

Sometimes called the "Stone of Motivation" Carnelian is believed to inspire action and help people with procrastination, which is especially helpful if you have a tendency to put things off. It is also used as a talisman to protect against fire and misfortune, and in ancient times was believed to ward off insanity and depression.

I'm betting this Carnelian pendant would look good with the outfit you're wearing.


Carnelian Heart Pendant

 Hey, what did I say about interruptions? (Author taps foot)

Sorry again, please continue.

Where was I? Oh yeah, I was about to talk about the stone's healing properties, including physical healing and spiritual growth. Associated with the solar plexus chakra and the sacral chakra, Carnelian is believed to provide emotional balance, boosting an individual's confidence.

You have to admit, it is pretty...


Carnelian Circle Ring


Yes, you're right, it is pretty, as well as pretty powerful... it's a stone as versatile as it's color variations!

Looking to possess this stone yourself? Visit us in person or online at Just Witchys carries a number of books to increase your understanding of this and many other stones and crystals. They also carry a variety of Carnelian products to share with someone you love, pair with your favorite outfits, use in rituals, and adorn your home.


That's all now from the Shinyite School of stones!
(Author sighs, shakes head Disembodied voice continues)
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