Carnelian has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. It was believed to give its wearer courage in battle, often seen along with other Agates on the breastplates of armor. It was also used to help timid speakers become bold. In ancient Egypt, Egyptians wore carnelian jewelry on their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. They also buried their loved ones with Carnelian jewelry and gemstones as it was thought to protect their loved ones on their journey to the afterlife and to calm their fears about rebirth.
Carnelian stone jewelry is worn to increase personal power, physical energy, courage and creativity. It activates the 2nd sacral chakra, bringing a surge of life force, sexual and creative energies. Carnelian can also diminish feelings of anger, jealousy and fear, helping you to feel more in control of your emotions and overall life. It helps you achieve a calmer mind, body and soul to bring harmony between your mental focus and creative inspiration. A carnelian stone bracelet can be especially beneficial for children, as it stimulates their creative energy.
Carnelian bracelets and stones are a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence, self-worth and the powers within them. When you want to take major action, Carnelian is the gemstone for you. It helps you have the courage to take that “leap of faith” you've been too afraid to take. It can also help those who often tend to procrastinate, especially when it comes to life decisions. Carnelian jewelry can help you overcome the fear of taking action or the fear of possibly doing the wrong thing. Wearing a carnelian bracelet enhances vitality and will, providing you with the confidence needed to go after dreams and new opportunities. When going on a job interview, make sure that you wear carnelian bracelet or bring a carnelian stone, as it will bring good luck, opportunity and awaken hidden talents within.