The carnelian

In Crimea there are carnelian bay. After the storms, rummaging in a large pebble, you can find the small translucent stones surprisingly warm colors. It is carnelian. In Egypt, this stone was compared with the "frozen in stone sunset".

The name carnelian comes from the Greek word sardolith, which means stone of Sardis

The name "carnelian" comes from the Greek word sardolith, which means "stone of Sardis" - the capital of ancient Lydia. Sarder commonly called brown-red, brown carnelian. Name of orange-red carnelian - carnelian - comes from the Latin carnis - "flesh" and points to the "warm", "flesh" color of the stone, which gives it an iron compound. Better carnelian red-orange color found in the territory of the Mongolian Gobi desert.

Carnelian refers to chalcedony entities. This silica with a density of about 2,6 g/cm3, hardness of 6,5-7 on the Mohs scale and matte shine. Mineral degree of transparency depends on the intensity of its color. Carnelian easily handled, gaining after polishing wax shine.

The ancient Egyptians believed carnelian stone goddess Isis (the mother of all the gods). They believed that the mineral can protect against evil spells and dangers both in this world and beyond.

Carnelian has long served as a talisman of true love. Carnelian is an amulet for people born under the sign of Virgo. It has long been believed that it gives strength to the owner, including creative.

The main carnelian deposits are in India (Gujarat State), the United States (Montana), an array of Karadag in Crimea. From India comes the most beautiful varieties of stone - after a long stay in the light color the color of carnelian goes with brownish into a thick orange-red.