Friends, you are looking at a Crystal Lion EXCLUSIVE carving – something you won’t find anywhere else! Our fair trade partners in Hong Kong have worked with us to create these incredible serpent carvings – made just for us! Collaboratively designed, and expertly executed, these serpents are carved from the highest grade Madagascan Labradorite. Every single piece was carved by a single master artisan into perfection. Down to the impeccable details of the face, and etchings that create the scales, these serpents even FEEL like a real snake – textured, soothing, and so calming, coupled with the immensely magical properties of labradorite!
We only work with small family miners/carvers who respect fair trade practices – even if they are not certified. We believe that when the miners and artisans who are responsible for bringing our crystals to us are treated fairly, given safety gear, provided with benefits, and their families are cared for, our crystals’ vibrations are even higher, the energy purer and more potent. We go above and beyond to bring you the highest quality crystals that make the best impact on families around the world. Your purchases of ethical crystals helps to support these families and honor their gifts to us.
Did you know that snakes have only one lung, and breathe at a slower respiratory rate than mammals? Their hearts also beat slower, having a calming effect when we hold them and work with them spiritually. Serpent medicine is truly powerful – these creatures remind us of the importance of transformation, of shedding old skin and leaving behind what no longer serves us, in gratitude. Snake medicine reminds us that transformation can sometimes be very still, and very quiet – that in order to grow, we don’t have to be loud or show it off to everyone. Sometimes growth is simply for us alone. Serpents also represent the awakening of our kundalini energy, and have long been associated with world religions and cultures as being responsible for the creation of the cosmos, harbingers of earthly spirits, and talismans and familiars to gods and goddesses across pantheons. The serpent holds immense wisdom and personal power, if we’re willing to open ourselves up to it.
Sourced directly from the mines in Madagascar, I’m thrilled to bring you one of my favorite stones! These gorgeous pieces are the highest grade Labradorite – shimmery, shiny, flashy goodness, and they have been expertly polished by fairly paid artisans to reveal their gorgeous flash within. I hand-pick each Labradorite crystal animal carving for its color, flash, weight, size and energy; each piece is unique and completely one of a kind.
Labradorite is the Stone of Magic. Innuit peoples believed the Aurora Borealis was trapped in the stone, creating the gorgeous flashes within. To others, labradorite (and another form of feldspar, called “spectrolite”), connects us to unseen realms; increasing our psychic or intuitive abilities, enhancing our dreams or dreamwork, and for general self-discovery, delving deeper into our own awareness. This is an incredibly protective stone, shielding you from negativity and harm. It tempers our shame and self-criticism, and instead brings out the best in people. This is a must-have stone for healers and lightworkers, those practicing anything from traditional mental health (therapy) to Reiki and other energy work. This is a throat chakra stone, and one of the stones associated with zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
This listing is for the EXACT intricately hand-carved Labradorite serpent/snake pictured. It measures 3 inches by 2 inches.
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered thousands of years in the earth and I cannot guarantee them completely. They are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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Disclaimer: Please note that none of the information in these listings is meant to replace medical advice. We are NOT doctors. Please consult your doctor, counselor, or social worker for assistance with any physical or mental health concerns. Crystals, gems and minerals are NOT a replacement for healthcare treatment. They are for for external use only. Please use caution with crystals placed against the skin. Do your own research to see if crystals are safe to be turned into jewelry.