Red Carnelian Mala with a prayer bead decorated with Buddhist mantras. Carnelian crystal gemstones form naturally and range from a light whitish orange colour, to a very dark brown, almost black colour.
Carnelian is a semi-precious crystal quartz gemstone, and has been seen as an important protection symbol throughout history. Worn by Roman soldiers to protect them during battle, Carnelian is believed to represent endurance and courage. Red Carnelian is also believed to attract wealth and prosperity.