A large Chinese Writing Stone cabochon is set in sterling with a frnt closing toggle. This is 19" in length.
- Chinese Writing stone is a dark grey-green/black form of Basalt Porphyry/Porphyrite (an igneous rock) which has small strips of off white/white inclusions, often plagioclase feldspar. It can sometimes be mistaken for a similar looking stone known as Chrysanthemum Stone. It received the name Chinese Writing Rock or Stone because of the crystalline structure resembling the Chinese characters of the written language. The stone is known to be found in the Auburn, California region of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It strongly resembles the Chrysanthemum stone.
It's spiritual meaning is that it connects to the base chakra, bringing a sense of stability to areas of one’s life so that one has the emotional strength to overcome difficulties and to understand the lessons they can bring, helping one to have a more positive outlook and to take responsibility for one’s actions.