Elephant Blue Sodalite Stone Rock Carved Gemstone Carving
This beautiful small hand carved blue Sodalite gemstone elephant animal fetish carving is just 1.5 inches long by .64 inch wide and 1.68 inch tall.
Sodalite is a rare, rich royal blue mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental stone. Although massive Sodalite samples are opaque, crystals are usually transparent to translucent.
Sodalite's name refers to its sodium content. The white inclusions are Calcite. It comes from Bahia, Brazil.
Discovered in 1806 in Greenland, Sodalite did not become important as an ornamental stone until 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were discovered in Ontario, Canada. It has since been named Princess Blue after Princess Patricia who, upon visiting Ontario some time after its discovery, chose Sodalite as interior decoration for Marlborough House in England.
Metaphysical Properties of Sodalite: Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions.
The Elephant is commitment, strength, and power. The elephant attains old age and with it, wisdom and long memory. The Elephant is considered a strong symbol of luck in Thailand. The Hindu god of wisdom and success, Ganesha, is usually depicted with an elephant's head. The elephant has been a symbol of the Republican Party of the United States ever since 1874.
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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.