Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony that
comes in many shades of orange and
red-orange.  It is found most commonly in
India, Brazil, Germany, and Siberia.
Traditionally a stone of protection and courage,
Carnelian brings optimism, confidence, and grounding
for anyone who wears it.  Carnelian is a high energy
stone, stimulating motivation and vitality. It is an
action crystal that promotes self advancement and
strengthens desire and ability to get things done.  It
is useful when overcoming obstacles as it allows for
self trust and solid decision making.  Carnelian
strengthens non-linear communication in the body,
helping to let go of fears, inhibitions, frustrations,
and dependency on others.