The Carnelian Agate beads which adorn this necklace came from the Blue Souk in Sharjah (an emirate in the UAE) although they are originally from Yemen. I was drawn to the translucent & clear mixtures of the reddish amber colour.
Carnelian is said to promote courage, eloquence and self-confidence. Some worthy attributes I might say. A good reason to wear it here in Singapore is it’s belief that it protects the home from lightening. Pretty handy!