The name Carnelian is derived from the Latin word meaning flesh.
A stone for courage, it is said to aid in motivation, endurance and leadership. It lends the courage to defend a cause, promoting idealism and aiding you in overcoming difficulties. Said to aid in calming negative emotions of anger, envy and jealousy, helping you to make positive life choices. It is a good stone to wear for public speaking, as it strengthens a weak voice.
Carnelian is the gift for 17th anniversary.