Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony, and often has deep orange and red colors. It can be more white or yellow, or a mixture of these. It is a semi-precious quartz variety. It has been used since antiquity for jewelry and talismans. It's hardness makes it ideal for carving into totems and intricate pieces for ornamentation. Carnelian is associated with the Sacral Chakra, and can help with low back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, and depression. It can also aid with healing the kidneys and bones. Carnelian can help offer stability and improve confidence in one's actions. The deep red color is associated with warmth and brightness, and can aid with romantic ventures. It is also associated with courage and leadership.