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Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony and comes in warm shades of yellowish orange to brownish orange. Carnelian is often used in beads and cameos. 

According to ancient myth, carnelian is believed to help shy or poor speakers become eloquent and articulate. 

Sources- Brazil, India, Uruguay. 

Hardness- 6.5-7 on Mohs scale. 

Toughness- Good.  

Carnelian is an alternative birthstone for July.  

Brereton's have a select number of pieces set with carnelian stones in our vintage and antique jewellery. Please contact us at for more information.