Rhodochrosite Hummingbirds on Quartz


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Gemmy rhodochrosite hummingbirds with carnelian agate beaks and tourmaline eyes, sweetly perched upon a clear quartz cluster. Hummingbirds are removable. A Peter Muller production, hand carved in Brazil.

Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.4 x 2.7″
Weight: .4 LBS

RHODOCHROSITE-This pink to rose red mineral is an ore of manganese mined almost exclusively in Capillitas, a remote Andean region of Argentina. The mine was discovered in 1938 by explorer Franz Manfiel who found, entombed in the mine, an Inca mummy holding an amulet of rhodochrosite in its hand. The Incas, while working this mine in the 13th century for copper and silver, discovered the stone which came to be known as the “Inca Rose.” They believed that the blood of their unforgotten rulers had turned to stone. In the 700 year interval, while the mine lay idle, rhodochrosite occurred as stalactite formations identified by a circular pattern in the stone. Crystals are usually small and very rare. Rhodochrosite is a body harmonizer and works best over the solar plexus, freeing the flow of energy through the body.

Peter Muller was born in 1952 in Luzern, Switzerland. He lived in several foreign countries and came to Brazil in 1979, where he started with the production of bird carvings in precious stones in 1984. Married to Teia Vroom in 1987, they started to participate in international fairs in 1990.
Peter has the most advanced carving shop in Brazil where he and his crew are always improving the quality of their creations. Nature teaches Peter and his carving crew to create these beautiful hand-crafted bird carvings out of natural precious stones from all over the world. The charm of
each Peter Muller bird is that no two are alike, each one has been created individually. The mineral bases are all carefully hand-picked from mines in the country where Peter lives now: Brazil. Peter Muller’s bird carvings are an ideal gift for any age group and for generations to come.
A gift that will keep its beauty forever!

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Stone Type

Carnelian Agate, Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Tourmaline