Two-colored red-white to orange-white. Banded variety of chalcedon; quartz in fibrous form. The carnelos owe their color to the element iron and the fact that they permanently change their color towards red due to the heat.

Mohs hardness: 6.5-7

Even in ancient Egypt, the carnelian was considered a stone of life due to its color, reminiscent of blood. He will be the sign of the zodiac Aries And Bull Assigned, and gladly taken as an alternative monthly stone for the ruby in July.

Hildegard von Bingen counted him among the most important healing stones against bleeding, headache, cough and colds.
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