Carnelian

Carnelian is an orange colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral in the Quartz family, and has a hardness of 7. The Quartz in this type of Chalcedony is arranged in fibrous layers and is banded in varying shades. In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become bold.

Contemporary beliefs see it as a stone that supports quality leadership and courage.