Carnelian Agate Stone Egg
This lovely orange Carnelian Agate semi precious stone egg carving is 2 inches or 50 mm in height.
Also spelled Cornelian, Carnelian is the only member of the translucent chalcedony family with its own name! The name is derived from the Latin word meaning flesh, in reference to the flesh color sometimes exhibited.
Agate is defined by its translucency (ability to see light through it), and by its clearly defined pattern or banding of multiple colors. This orange banded agate comes from Madagascar.
In many traditions agate is believed to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the mind, prevent contagion, quiet thunder and lightning, secure the favor of the powerful, and bring victory over enemies.
Metaphysical properties of Carnelian: Carnelian is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. It can aid memory. It can ease or remove sorrows and help one find the right mate. It is said to protect one from jealousy, anger, and fear.