This large, striking and extremely collectible Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg was mined, sculpted and richly polished by hand to a high gloss finish in Pakistan - the only place on earth where Black Zebra Marble is found. Highly sought after by both beginning and serious gemstone egg collectors and home decorators alike, it is an excellent example of this how this lovely, semi-precious gemstone grows deep within Mother Earth.
The beautiful crystalline structure of this egg is comprised of veined black Marble with charcoal, grey and white mineral inclusions and abstract pockets of Clear Quartz on one side (pictured) and black Marble with grey and white mineral inclusions and more abstract Clear Quartz pockets on the reverse and bottom. All of which make this marvelous Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg truly one of a kind.
Honestly, the photograph just doesn't due this Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg justice! The fine crystalline structure and minute details that are visible to the naked eye are very difficult to capture in a photograph - it has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated! And to the untrained eye, the veining may look like fractures within the stone, but they are actually caused by the natural shift that occured within the Limestone during its natural growth process.
Please note that this Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg has a very small 3/16 of an inch long depression/divot in it, which to some, may appear as a chip. However it is a 100% natural flaw within the Marble, but we need to mention it none the less and have discounted the price accordingly. It does not detract from its beauty and it would be completely hidden if used in some sort of Easter, or kitchen display.
This delightful Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg will certainly make an impressive and beautiful addition to any new or existing gemstone egg collection, as well as a wonderful Easter, or spring time display, fabulous kitchen decor, or a thoughtful and sure to be treasured unique gift! And remember - gemstone eggs are perfect for use in crystal healing, chakra therapy, meditation and therapeutic massage too!
This Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg is the size of a duck's egg and measures approximately 2 3/4" L - 2" W and weighs 244 grams or 1220 carats. The crystal clear acrylic display stand is included.
Please note that this is a 100% natural, polished Black Zebra Marble Gemstone Egg with natural veining, as well as some small natural flaws and inclusions that occurred during the Marble's growth process which add interesting and unique characteristics to the gemstone. Said veining, natural flaws and inclusions are not considered a defect, but rather a characteristic of the natural beauty and wonder of the earth's geology.
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Gemstone Information :
Black Zebra Marble is a brecciated and metamorphosed Limestone in the form of a coarse to medium-grained rock of re-crystallized Dolomite or Calcite that is found only in the mountains of Pakistan.
Metaphysical Properties: Black Zebra Marble, as well as all the colors of Marble, are used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams, in addition to producing a nurturing instinct. Marble can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a "stone to provide protection" - both physical and emotional.
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Egg Symbolism And Gemstone Eggs :
Throughout time the egg has symbolized new beginnings, protection, resurrection and the spark of creation for many religions. Considered a powerful symbol of fertility, purity and rebirth in traditional folk religions, magic rituals often use eggs to promote fertility and restore virility of the body and mind. Christians embraced the egg symbol long ago and likened it to the tomb from which Christ arose.
Archeologists have discovered clay eggs in prehistoric graves, but it was the Ancient Romans who actually began the tradition of decorating eggs to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, also known as the spring equinox, or the first day of spring - a time of renewed hope for those who had made it through a difficult winter. And of course the egg is an important part of Easter celebrations worldwide.
The gemstone egg is a very important and versatile tool in crystal healing. Whether the egg is natural in shape, or carved by man, the metaphysical properties are the same. Gemstone eggs are also used for acupressure, reflexology, scanning the auras, Shiatsu, zone therapy, or to simply massage and soothe sore areas of the body. The curve of a gemstone egg fits perfectly into the curvature of the hand, making it perfect to hold during meditation, or use either end to apply gentle pressure to soothe sore areas of the body.