Carnelian gemstone beads are made from a brownish red gemstone very similar to sard which is typically harder. This lustuous stone is formed from the silica based mineral chalcedony given colour by the inclusion of imporities of ison oxiude. The colour ranges from orange to near black.
Often associated witht he pnat mar, carnelian is repouted to improve vitality and is often used and stimulant for creativity. O