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Verdite Turtle

Verdite Turtle

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Beautiful Verdite Turtle 

This hand-carved Verdite Turtle is a true work of art, showcasing its stunning colors and intricate swirls. Crafted by local villagers in Zimbabwe, each piece represents not only the beauty of nature but also the preservation of cherished traditions, ensuring their traditions are kept alive  

Weighs 234g and is 10cm long and 4.3cm high 

Verdite, a striking green stone, is believed to possess various metaphysical properties, including promoting self-awareness, enhancing spiritual growth, and facilitating a deep connection with nature. It is thought to aid in clearing emotional blockages, promoting emotional balance, and fostering a sense of inner peace. Verdite is also associated with the heart chakra, encouraging love, compassion, and empathy, as well as nurturing creativity and promoting a sense of abundance and prosperity. It's considered a valuable tool for meditation, inner reflection, and personal growth, helping individuals align with their higher selves and achieve a state of overall well-being.

Verdite is actually a trade name for a specific type of green metamorphic rock largely made up of fuchsite and fine grain clay. Fuchsite is a variety of muscovite, which is in turn part of the mica mineral group. This makes verdite closely related to other gemstones such as lepidolite. While that may sound complicated, the stone's beauty is not. The green colors of verdite are a result of chromium (that also gives emeralds their green color), though the stone can also have shades of yellow, blue-green and brown with spots or swirls. Inclusions of rutile, ruby, sapphire, quartz and tourmaline have also been found in verdite. Verdite is largely found in Zimbabwe, though the stone has also been found in other regions of South Africa.

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