Carnelian is a reddish-orange to reddish-brown translucent variety of chalcedony. Iron-oxides give it color, and it can be uniformly colored or banded. Banded forms are classified as agate. In the 1600s, it changed due to a mistaken belief that the name originated in the Latin carnem (“flesh”). Carnelian is a stone of importance in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions. Fine carnelian is found in Washington, Oregon, Brazil, and India. Metaphysically, carnelian is used for creativity, renewal, and reproduction.