This is a beautifully colored Nephrite Jade crystal skull. Interesting patterns in several shades of green plus some accents of black, and cream. This one has a lovely smooth feel - physically and energetically! Nephrite Jade is the original "stone of heaven", revered by the Chinese for thousands of years. "Nephrite Jade" is a term that refers to a variety of Jade made up of shades of green mixed with brown or black streaks. (Although it CAN be other colors, this is the most well known variety and what most people probably think of when you say "Jade".) Some areas of the stone may have a translucent quality that appears when you hold it up to a bright light source (a common characteristic of Nephrite Jade). It takes a beautiful glossy polish!
Much nicer 'in person' than the photos can show. I guarantee it! Check out how it works with subtle energies below. There are some subtle organic spots here and there from inclusions which were close to the surface as the stone was polished. They can resemble tiny pinpricks/indents, or fine lines on the surface. ALL inclusions present are natural parts of the stone.
It weighs about 2.2oz and measures approximately 45mm (1 3/4" inches) long X 31mm (1 1/4" inches) tall. Code-20201
Jade is sometimes called the Mayan dream stone. It is used to promote Harmony within and without. It assists in achieving meditative states. Long thought to promote a Long life, it also aids in making realizations of your purpose in life. It is also considered to be good for emotional balance and stability. In that way, it is also a heart stone.
There are properties in common to all colors of Jade, including its ability to impart calm and serenity.
It has been used for eons to assist in ridding one's self of negative thoughts and energy.
It is a protective stone, thought to help keep its owner / user out of harm's way. It is thought to be particularly good protection for children; Indigenous healers have placed a piece near where their loved ones sleep, to protect from illness and for psychic protection. It has some energetic clearing properties, and can be useful to keep with other stones for this reason.
It is considered to have a beneficial effect on all Heart Chakra related issues, including love relationships.
In Crystal Healing, it is used with issues concerning the heart, kidneys, and in the removal of toxins. All kinds of Jade is considered to have some type of healing influence, however, each color also relates more specifically to certain ailments or organs.
Jade is associated with the Heart Chakra.
Green Jade is the most common color of jade. It is thought to be calming to the nervous system. Green jade is thought to represent life and growth and to assist one in finding their heart true desire. It is associated with the Heart Chakra and is thought to make it easier for the wearer to express love.
Native legends speak of crystal skulls as an inheritance from ancient times. Said to “talk and sing” they are believed to carry messages for all mankind, including what may be discovered when we overcome our fear of death.