- Colour: Red to orange with white patterns
- Chakra: Sacral Chakra
- Zodiac sign: Aries
The German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe mentions the interesting carnelian as a lucky talisman in his poem "Segenspfänder". The wonderful drawing with a red to orange base nuance and interesting white patterns made carnelian a coveted gemstone in ancient times, which can be found in Phoenician and Etruscan signet rings, among other things. The ancient Egyptians listed carnelian in their legendary Book of the Dead as the stone of life and is one of the precious grave goods of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Another indication of the popularity of the stone in earlier times are various carnelian jewels in the Saxon Crown Treasury, which can be admired in Dresden Castle.