Carnelian was used by Babylonians to make jewelery and to decorate objects. Promotes steadfastness and courage to stand up to difficulties and lifts the spirits. "The Self-Esteem Stone". Carnelian eliminates feelings of inadequacy and low self-worth. Good for recovery after rejection. Transmutes sadness into the initiative to do something positive about the problem. Encourages enthusiasm. Good for giving vibrancy to one's sexuality too.