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. This little fellow is different from the other pigs. All of the carved pigs have such personality, and this one is a superstar for his expression. Rhodonite is believed by the Reikians to "exude a strong soothing energy that restores physical and emotional strength when it is depleted." Rhodonite in Russian culture is used as a talisman of protection for babies, travellers, and nobles. In 1913, Russia even declared rhodonite the national stone!
Medium: Rhodonite (identified by our gemologist).
Size: Approximately 1 1/2 inches tall; approximately 2 1/2 inches wide; approximately 1 1/4 inches deep.
Color: Brown 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.
When buying more than one item of approximately the same size, we combine shipping, and only charge $1.00 shipping for each additional item.
Miniature Hand-Carved Piglet of Rhodonite, The "Rescue Stone"