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Throughout history, Carnelians have been considered to be the best of all stones for talismanic purposes. The deep red stones were the ones most prized by Muslims and they were frequently to be seen engraved with verses from the Koran. The ancient Romans believed it had powers of preservation from lightning and tempest, from vice and enchantment, blood poisoning and fever, and that it was good for the staunching of bleeding. Napoleon Bonaparte wore this stone on his watch-chain as a seal, always carrying it about with him during the campaign in Egypt. Carnelian is also believed to protect the wearer from witchcraft, and, by warding off the glance of the envious, to avert the Evil Eye.