I recently was able to hand sort through a small group of gemstone carvings from the 1960's. I was eager to select a few special pieces for my own collection and also purchased a small group for the shop. I adore this little Toad, he has fantastic coloring and detailing for his size! I love his upturned and adoring stare. What a little, happy companion to hold in the palm of your hand!
Dimensions:This special carving measures 1.7" in length and weighs 35gms.
Toad Symbolism:The toad is the keeper of omens. He is a powerful symbol of transformation, as he grows from tadpole through to toad. The toad has strong associations with Fertility, Magic, Fairies, and Witchcraft. He is also associated with the additional symbols of the Forest, Water and Darkness. A toad totem is a representation of the Moon, and represents both Life and Death. In alchemy, the toad symbolizes the dark side of Nature. In ancient Egypt the Toad is a sign of new life, fruitfulness and prosperity.