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Gem Tree Art by Larry Farber


Carnelian is a translucent, semiprecious variety of the silica mineral chalcedony. Folklore suggests that it was used to protect the traveler after death and guard against evil in the afterlife. Additionally, carnelian is thought to help purify the blood, relieve menstrual cramps and back pain. It is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of infertility and is worn to enhance passion and desire.

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