About this Mala: 108 8mm Carnelian beads and Carnelian adornments. About Carnelian: Carnelian is a brownish-red to orange variety of chalcedony Quartz, colored by trace amounts of iron. Carnelian is one of the oldest traded gemstones, used for commerce and jewelry, and dates back to ancient Egypt. The most significant sources of Carnelian can be found in Brazil, Uruguay, India, Madagascar, and the United States. Healing Properties: Carnelian: Helps balance creativity and mental processes, and increase passion and compassion. In the Feng Shui tradition, orange is associated with creativity, abundance, organization and is "Yang." This stone is associated with the second chakra and folklored to evoke fertility and inspire passion.