Carnelian is a silica mineral variety called chalcedony. This specimen has nice patterns like tossing gold dust in a stream, I love this piece. Carnelian is one of the first gemstones used in jewelry and worn by Sumerian and Egyptian kings and queens. Use to communicate with Egyptian Pharos or Goddesses of Greek myth. A stellar constellation swims through space on one side and Gods creation of life is seen on the other side. This could be a good fertility stone. Use this stone for warmth, protection, endurance and courage as did ancient warriors.