Marianna and Richard wanted to celebrate the natural beauty of Carnelian with this open polished 5mm thick Slice of natural stone. Being Opaque, the light has a chance to travel through showing off its unique banded formations and organic shape. Carnelian is a red or orange form of Chalcedony and when it is found banded, it is also included in the Agate family. Holding this gift from earth, is a sterling silver bale with a 6x15mm glowing marquis of Carnelian backed by an open Silver enhancer. The total length of this pendant is 3 1/4", and it is perfect for any chain or beads. The Carnelian is thought to help balance and reset the Root Chakra, the first Chakra, which is located at the base of the spine. This relates to instinctive, survival-oriented issues, so when worn, the pendant may help to ground oneself with a new found sense of security and safety helping us with our self-confidence as well.