Stone Crab Carving
This smaller hand carved translucent gray Brazilian Agate stone crab figurine is just 2 inches long by 1.4 inches wide and .84 inch thick.
Piranha Agate comes from the State of Parana, near Guarapuava, Brazil and appears to be closely related to what is generally called Brazilian agate. The name is believed to be a misspelling of its location!
No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees.
A fetish is a small stone carving of an animal that is believed to have magical powers or has the ability to protect its owner.
Cancer is the crab, a water sign, and the fourth constellation of the Zodiac.