2" Serpentine gemstone sphere from Peru. This sphere is 52mm in diameter and features a solid cluster of Serpentine crystal with green to yellow-hued colors. The name Serpentine refers to a group of predominantly green minerals that occur in masses of small intergrown crystals. Its green color and scaly appearance is the basis of the name from the Latin serpentinus, meaning serpent rock. According to legend, Romans used this stone as protection against sorcery and the dark arts. In ancient civilizations, Serpentine was used as a talisman, it was said to protect against demonic powers as well as promoting fertility. In China and India, it is quite often incorporated into altars, carvings and temple decorations, as it is seen as a protective stone that will bring peace. Includes a wood tripod stand, carved from a single piece of wood, making this fantastic sphere great for display.
*You will receive the serpentine sphere shown in the picture.
Measurements: ~2.03" (52mm)
Weight: ~6.65 oz (188 grams)
Due to natural formations in the stones, each tool will be unique and vary in size and color from the picture that is listed unless otherwise stated. Minimal surface cracks are to be expected on some of our stone varieties.