Alligator Stone Animal Carving
This hand carved Ruby and Zoisite alligator is just 1.75 inches long and 1.5 inches at its widest, and the piece is about .5 inch thick.
Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind. This large nontransparent magenta pink crystal is imbedded in a lovely dark green Zoisite.
This material comes from Tanzania.
The Zoisite is granular and tends to appear sugary in the rough. The red corundum is typically a medium to low-grade ruby, which in some rocks exhibits fair to good hexagonal crystal outlines. The black amphibole appears as speckles. This material is a striking contrast in color!
Zoisite was named for the Slovenian noble, Sigmund Zois (1747-1819), Baron of Edelstein, whose interest in minerals led to his financing mineral collecting expeditions. It is said, however, that this mineral, first found in 1805 in Austria, was originally called saualpite and only later renamed Zoisite.
Metaphysical Properties: Ruby and Zoisite is said to relieve lethargy and boosts physical energy.
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 offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or 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.
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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.