This adorable Monkey (or Gorilla) is carved from Rhodonite, believed to be "infusing your soul with pure love. Known as the “rescue stone,” it’s one of the most powerful heart chakra stones in the gem world. (Thanks to the Energy Muse). We have always loved the unusual! This is another one of a collection of semiprecious and precious stone carvings we recently purchased from a retired professor of gemology. It was his personal collection and each one is the best of the best. Rhodonite is believed by the Reikians to "exude a strong soothing energy that restores physical and emotional strength when it is depleted." Rhodonite was first discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia in the 1790s. It quickly became an extremely popular stone in Russian culture as a talisman of protection for babies, travellers, and nobles. In 1913, Russia even declared rhodonite the national stone! (Thanks to The Healing Crystals and Stones Blog for the background information.)
Medium: Rhodonite (identified by our gemologist).
Size: Approximately 2 1/4 inches tall; approximately 1 1/2 inches deep; approximately 1 1/4 inches wide..
Color: Brown, Pink and Black.
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition.
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.
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