Stone Dog Figurine Carving
This beautiful hand carved black and red gemstone Mahogany Obsidian dog stone carving is 2 inches tall by 1.25 inch wide and 1 inch thick.
Mahogany Obsidian is a deep black with blood red streaks. Odsidian is a natural volcanic glass.
The red coloration is likely the result of trapped hematite.
Obsidian was named after a Roman-Obsius. It is called mahogany because the reddish brown color is similar to the wood-mahogany. This material came from Glass Buttes, Oregon.
Metaphysical Properties of Mahogany Obsidian: Obsidian is said to be a very grounding stone, and very healing. It is said to dispel feelings of unworthiness, that can hold one back from achieving their full potential. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps get in touch with buried issues before they can explode.
The Dog, of course, is the symbol for companionship, and also health, service, loyalty, protection, guidance, fidelity, faithfulness, and watchfulness. In the Chinese zodiac, people born in the year of the dog are regarded as faithful and true.
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.