Spiralite Rainbow Aura Fossil Specimen Medium
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Stone for Empowerment
Spiralite Aura Fossils are an extinct species dated to around 5 million years old and are distinct for their unique left hand spiral and druze crystals within the spiral of the fossil shell.
Our offerings are either: top drilled for glue in bail, side drilled for stringing or beading, no hole for setting, wire wrapping, or as specimen collections. All are sized appropriately for pendant jewelry.
Said to be used for Spiritual Clearing, Spiritual Empowerment, and Leadership.
This item can be set in jewelry, wire wrapped and is not drilled.
- Size approximate: 1 5/8″L x 1"w x 7/8" D
- Location/Origin: Central India
- Great size for Jewelry making!
- Sinistral; left handed spiral
- Rainbow enhanced via vacuum deposition
Spiralite gemshells are estimated to be over 5 million years old. Each of
these shell/geodes is the unusual left-hand coiling kind which is a rarity in
the domain of shells. Left-hand turning shells are known as sinistra shells.
Completely agatized and replaced by stunning quartz druzy in a myriad of
colors and crystal types making each one a unique and desirable gem that
treads the boundary between fossil and crystal.
Found on a hillside in Central India which was once under the prehistoric
sea called Tethys, these geodes are found embedded in an extremely hard
rocky matrix and each one has to be carefully extracted by hand. Less than
5% of all geodes extracted have any usable druzy formations.
Historically left-hand coiling shells have been associated with great
metaphysical powers in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Tibetan cultures. In
ancient Sanskrit, these shells were called “Dakshinavarti” and were
associated with Vishnu, the preserver from the Holy Trinity of Hinduism.
Many other metaphysical powers are ascribed to these but above all these
shells represent one of the finest and most beautiful creations of Mother
Nature with unparalleled druzy beauty and rarity.
Ethically mined and handcrafted with age-old lapidary methods.
Because the coiled shells of gastropods are asymmetrical, they possess a
quality called chirality, the “handedness” of an asymmetrical structure.
Over 90% of gastropod species have dextral (right-handed) shells in their
coiling. A small minority of species and genera are almost always sinistral
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