Affectionately referred to as the “Actor’s Stone,” Carnelian is a type of Chalcedony known for its connection to creativity, individuality and courage. As such, it is said to be very effective for promoting vitality, positivity, motivation, and transformation. Carnelian is also thought to be excellent in helping one build their self-trust, bolster confidence, and overcome old and outdated self-perceptions that no longer serve one’s greater good.
This piece bears a Sterling Silver Sri Yantra (literally meaning "holy instrument") Mandala, symbolizing the junction between the physical universe and its unmanifest source according to Hindu Mysticism. Four triangles face upwards to represent the Divine Masculine (Shiva), and five triangles face downwards to represent the Divine Feminine (Shakti). The Sri Yantra is often referred to as the Chakra Raja – King of all Chakras – making it a supreme instrument in the path of spiritual advancement.