As shown in picture Look : Antique beads Size -; approx 21 mm —————–Color and size variations may occur because they are hand shaped and made out of pure Carnelian. Slight imperfections in the crystal are normal as they are hand polished and shaped without dyes or chemical.————————–Chakras – Base Chakra, Sacral Chakra Birthstones – July Zodiac – Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo Planet – Mars Element – Fire Typical colours – Clear-to-translucent red brown which may vary from a pale orange to pink, or from grey to an intense almost black. Healing with Carnelian ♥ Emotional warmth ♥ Sociability ♥ Creativity ♥ Individuality ♥ Memory ♥ Appreciation of nature ♥ Harmony ♥ Courage ♥ Happiness ♥ Self-esteem ♥ Rebirth ♥ Reincarnation ♥ Past life recall A stabilising stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality. Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression. It regulates the kidneys, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. Improves vitamin and mineral absorption and ensures good blood supply to organs and tissues.