This large piece of banded carnelian exhibits a beautiful exemplary pattern of banded colors.
Normally you see carnelian in smaller chunkier pieces. In contrast, this is an unusually large flat piece that really shows off its colors. Especially, when light can pass through the stone. Therefore, Chris has designed and handcrafted a sterling silver frame that cruises around the carnelian’s outer edges. As a result, light is much more able to pass through the gem and show off those fabulous bands of deep orangey-red color.
Lastly, a small garnet sits at the top and a small citrine at the lower left-hand corner, harmonizing with the carnelian’s bands of color.
Suitable for a man or woman to wear on a chain or a leather cord.
Carnelian’s Symbolism & Lore
Ruby is July’s birthstone. However, Carnelian is July’s alternative birthstone.
For centuries people have associated carnelian with the sacral chakra. Therefore, it’s believed that carnelian is of benefit to healing fertility issues. It is also believed to nurture vitality, confidence, and initiative.
If you’re feeling the need for some motivation, this may be the stone for you.