Reddish brown with partial translucency

Zodiac association with Taurus, Cancer, Leo and Virgo

Solar Plexus, Sacral and Root Chakra stone

Believed to restore vitality, motivation; stimulates creativity and passion

A variety of Chalcedony formed from the intergrowth of quartz and moganite

Prized by the Mughal Dynasty’s Shah Jahan, carnelian is inlaid in the walls of the Taj Mahal and glows like a hot coal when sunlight beams through the stone

Spotted Chalcedony

Appears in a range of color tones including brown, red and cream

Each stone has a unique pattern

Zodiac association with Sagittarius, Cancer, Virgo, Aquarius

Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakra stone

Believed to absorb negative energy and instill feelings of benevolence and generosity

A type of amalgamated stone formed of many different kinds of agate

Named for the city Chalcedon of the Byzantine empire, now called Kadikoy, Turkey

Red Lightning Agate

Mostly red with striking flashes of white, clear, green, orange or mauve

Each stone has a unique pattern

Zodiac association with Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus

Root Chakra stone

Believed to be empowering and boost energy, stamina and vitality

A form of quartz, deriving its red color from trace amounts of iron oxide

Ancient seafarers carried talismans made of red agate beads as protection from high winds, lightning and rough seas