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Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral, member of the Chalcedony group of gemstones. This gemstone is a variety of silica minerals that takes its color from iron oxide and is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Carnelian is also known as the stone of motivation, endurance, leadership, and courage.
•People with skin conditions benefit from this gemstone.
•It enhances fertility and boosts libido.
•This gemstone also stimulates digestion.
•Carnelian is also beneficial for rheumatism and fevers.
•It also cures arthritis, neuralgia, and depression.
•This gemstone is a source of prosperity and luck.
•One can become more determined and ambitious through it.
•Additionally, it attracts power.
•Carnelian gemstone enhances creativity, and it is also called the Artist’s stone.
•It keeps one calm and prevents them from getting angry.
•It also builds courage and confidence.
•A person can use this stone to overcome obstacles.
•Carnelian is also known as the Singer’s Stone as it helps a performer feel more confident when on stage.
•Carnelian is associated with Root chakra that keeps one balanced and grounded.
•It is also associated with Sacral Chakra that helps in sexual balance and menstrual pain.
Day, Time, and Metal for Carnelian:
It is recommended to wear the Carnelian gemstone on Tuesday in the morning during Shukla Paksha. It would be best to wear in silver but platinum and gold can also be used in certain cases.
Note- Please avoid gold if possible; it should be the last choice to wear Carnelian.
Pooja, Mantra, and Finger:
If the gemstone is set in a ring then it should be worn on the ring finger of the working hand. It should be washed with sacred water i.e. Ganga Jal or cow’s milk to purify it from all the negativity.
Who can wear the gemstone?
This gemstone can be worn by Taurus, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo zodiac signs.
In India, Carnelian’s price ranges from Rs. 600 per carat to Rs. 1200 per carat and more. The price for high-quality Carnelians starts at Rs. 800 per carat. Additionally, factors such as cut, color, clarity, and treatment also affect its value.
Carnelian is typically inexpensive, but the brighter reddish-orange colors of the gemstones are worth more in the market compared to pale Carnelian gemstones.
In some cases, heat treatments are used on Carnelian stones so that their colors are enhanced, but these stones do not measure up to the higher quality stones and should be inspected thoroughly before purchasing.
Clarity describes how inclusions, fractures, and other imperfections affect the appearance and structure of a gemstone. Ideally, Carnelian with no internal cracks or spots and a clear surface commands a high price in the market.
Cuts do not generally influence the astrological qualities of the stone the same way color and clarity do. Carnelians with classic shapes such as cabochons and domes often fetch a higher price on the market.
Carnelian stones are generally heated to enhance their color. By treating the stone, the quality of the stone is reduced astrologically
Carnelian’s quality is greatly influenced by various factors such as origin, cut, clarity, and treatment. Here is the list of the following factors.
Carnelian is primarily found in India and Brazil. However, it is also found in-
The hue of Carnelian crystals varies from red to brown, depending on their origin.
Color compensates for what Carnelian lacks in clarity. Carnelian’s color is caused by the presence of iron impurities. There are many colors in the mixture, ranging from golden yellow to reddish orange. Color evenness is important to this gemstone’s quality. The reddish-orange color of the Carnelian stone is the most desirable.
Carnelians are translucent stones that permit less light to pass through. Their luster is dull and waxy, giving them a lower clarity. The inclusions are therefore usually not visible to the naked eye.
Carnelians are cut usually for ornamental purposes and do not carry any astrological significance. They tend to be cut into various shapes including ovals or domes, and they also come in square and emerald cuts.
Normally, Carnelian is treated with heat or dye as it improves the color of the gemstone. Due to the origin of Carnelian usually being India, their most common method is to expose it to the sun for months. Strong sunlight can transform a deep, rich brown Carnelian into a gorgeous red.
Be careful as many dealers sell treated or low quality carnelian stones for a higher rate. Therefore, when you buy Carnelian gemstone Online, ensure that you ask the dealer to get a Lab Certificate of its authenticity from a Reputed Lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!). You may get your gemstone tested for originality, treatments and country of origin.
The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).
Carnelian is worn in the ring finger of the correct hand (Left hand for left-handed people and Right hand for right-handed people). It should be worn in the morning on a Tuesday during the Shukla Paksh (Waxing Moon). Since Carnelian is a substitute for Red Coral, the procedure of wearing Carnelian is the same as that of a Red Coral.
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