A charming little piggy carved from a vibrant piece of Lemon Serpentine.
Serpentine is the name used for several different aggregate structures that are usually green, yellowish-green, or brownish-green. The finest serpentine is cut as cabochons for gemstones, or carved into decorative objects. Serpentine is sometimes confused with jade, but jade is much harder, tougher and has a less greasy luster than serpentine.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
SERPENTINE is a magnesium silicate mineral with a monoclinic, orthorhombic or hexagonal crystal system and a hardness ranging from 2 to 5.5. Major deposits are in England, South Africa, Brazil and the USA.
Serpentine is one of the best stones for rousing the kundalini energies—the “serpent power” said to reside at the base of the spine. Serpentine is also a good stone to place on the meridian points for clearing blocked energies and allowing the healthy, natural flow to be reestablished.
It is powerful for working energetically to bring the old reptilian part of the brain into the service of the higher brain. In many people, due to psychic wounds from one’s family and culture, the reverse is the case. Carrying, wearing or meditating with Serpentine can help establish the order intended by Nature, bringing peace and joy to the individual and reverberating into the outer world.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."