XL Mookaite Jasper Stone Hand Carved Sea Turtle
This large hand carved sea turtle is so cute! Beautiful Mookaite Jasper from Western Australia! The piece is 6 inches long and 3.5 inches wide and and more than 2.75 inches at its thickest. The sea turtle is 5 inches long by 2.75 inches wide. It weighs 1.7 lbs.
This Jasper is a warm, earthy flood of reds, yellows and browns. It is formed as a sediment in erosion zones and as a filler in cracks. Mookaite is named for where is was first found in outcrops, principally on Mooka Station (a sheep farm of around 700,000 acres), on the west side of the Kennedy Range in Western Australia.
In Australia, Mookaite was and still is considered to be a healing stone that bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away. This gemstone is believed to bring us into the "here and now," aiding with problem assessment and decision making. Mookaite is often used to treat glandular or stomach disorders, hernias, ruptures and water retention.
Metaphysical Properties: Mookaite is said to help counter the effects of aging!
Sea Turtles live to a very old age and so are often associated with long life. We can learn much about time and the perception of time by listening to the turtle. In most Native American cultures the turtle is the symbol of Mother Earth.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.