Toad Labradorite Animal Stone Carving
This amazing gemstone carving Labradorite turtle is about 4.25 inches long by 3.75 inches and 1.5 inch thick. It has great blue flash and lots of detail.
Labradorite has an background color of dark gray, but it displays a beautiful iridescence, giving off rainbow-colored reflections known as labradorescence when light hits it in certain directions - this is quite stunning and it is one of those stones that initially can appear a bit uninteresting until it is turned this way or that.
Labradorite is the characteristic feldspar of the more basic rock types such as diorite, gabbro, andesite or basalt. Labradorite shows the iridescent display of colors due to minute inclusions of another mineral. It is named after Labrador, Canada, although this piece, and a lot of gem grade material, comes from Madagascar.
Metaphysical Properties: Labradorite is thought by some to symbolize the moon and the sun, and in fact has been found to be an ingredient of moon rock. It is said to assist the wearer to handle changes, promoting strength and perseverance.
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 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.