Carnelian is a reddish-orange to reddish-brown translucent variety of chalcedony, which is a type of agate. Iron oxides give it color, and it can be uniformly colored or banded. Its name comes from its resemblance to cornel cherries. Used decoratively since at least 4000 BCE, carnelian is a stone of importance in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions. Fine carnelian is found in Oregon, Washington, Brazil, Madagascar & India. Metaphysically, carnelian is used for creativity, renewal, and reproduction.