Good Peridot is hard to find, and this is the first piece I have found of druzy Peridot I have seen. I wrapped it with wire, its complimentary color, and then I attached a serpentine hand-carved frog that is sitting on a driftwood log. I wire-wrapped tiny peridot beads to make the chain to hold the frog on the log to the peridot. I added a little bronze dragonfly to tempt the frog! Then I created the wire art to hold it and attached a chain.....Viola....the story of the Prince on a Log. From the bottom of the log, to the top of the bail on top of the Peridot Druzy, the pendant is 5" and the widest part, the driftwood log is 3" wide. The chain, including the wire art is 24". This little piece is one of my storytelling art jewelry for sure.
Science and Myth
Do you know the story of the Prince on the log? Well to me here is what the frog represents...first it is an outward sign reminding me "Finally Relied On God".
Some of the words associated with frog are: Transformation, Cleansing, Healing, New Life, Hidden Beauty, Adaptability, Luck, Power, Peace, Purification, Detoxification, Purity, Rebirth, Renewal, Fertility, Transitions, Dreaming, Opportunity, Intermediary, Metamorphosis.
When the frog jumps into your life it may indicate now is a time to find opportunities in transition. It is there to help you swim easily through some tough life changes. It may also signal the need to enhance your intuition, and strengthen your connection with the spirit world. This amphibian also symbolizes coming into your own personal power. Often travelers use this totem to give them a little reassurance while traveling.
The frog understands what it is like to undergo some serious growing pains - and so it is a fantastic animal totem for teenagers as they sometimes struggle to find their place (in-betwix youth and adulthood) in society.
In many cultures the primary symbolic meaning of frogs deals with fertility. This is largely because these cultures observed Frogs laying enormous quantities of eggs, therefore making it a fertility symbol as well as a symbol of abundance.
Peridot gemstones have been in use for many thousands of years, and were historically called Olivine.
The vibration of these lovely lime green stones resonates with the frequency of increase, so it is a noteworthy gemstone for manifestation of all desired things. It may increase confidence and assertiveness, balanced by patience and clarity of thought. It is known as a stone for prosperity and happiness. These lovely lime-green stones are birthstones for August, September and October, and make beautiful precious jewelry.
The green color is caused by its iron content. It is an important stone to use for cellular rejuvenation, and to help the problems associated with aging.
Peridot gemstones have been found in a large number of locations, including Brazil, Pakistan, Australia, Ireland, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA and Egypt. This is the gem quality stone of Forsterite Olivine, and it is a beautiful transparent, green colored stone.Hence its ancient name Olivine, although the color may range from a light yellow green or lime green color through to the darker olive green shade, including a brownish green. Taking into consideration the amount of time that this stone has been in use, it has only been known by this name for around two hundreds years.
Some of the earliest records of this stone come from the Bible. One of the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest in Jerusalem, was a stone known as chrysolite, which is believed to have been this lovely green gemstone. Early records relating Peridot come from the Roman historian Pliny, who wrote about it in about 50 ad. He said that Peridot had already been mined in Egypt for thousands of years.
Serpentine is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money. It is also used in the rise of the kundalini, facilitating the rise by opening a path that lessens discomfort. In addition, serpentine is considered a metaphysically protective stone that is especially protective against snakebite, poison, and venom. Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation.
Physically, traditional and mystical lore says that serpentine eliminates parasite infections, diabetes, removes venom and other poisons. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Serpentine is associated primarily with the heart chakra. A wide variety of Serpentine stones are known by trade names such as New Jade.
Whether the effects of stones and crystals such as this are real or merely a placebo effect is unknown. All we know for certain is that the use of gemstones in healing goes back centuries. And we know that modern science has discovered some surprising applications for the unique properties of certain crystals as all stones and crystals are made up of the same things that make up our bodies!
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