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Shivas Eye

Shiva is the great hinduian god - both evil and good. Well, this fossil is only good, or to be precise, very attractive. In jewellry it is mostly fitted with the obvious fossil side up, but I undoubtable prefer the colour exposion. The coice is yours!

 

Size: ca 15,5x15,5x6; ca 18,5x18,5x7,6;

         ca 23,6x17,8x8,1 mm

In stock:  1 of each

Origin: Africa

 

Price: USD 8.95 - 13.40

 
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Shivas eye/Shiva’s eye is a Operculum fossil. Operculum, meaning little lid, is a corneous or calcareous anatomical structure like a trapdoor which exists in many (but not all) groups of sea snails and freshwater snails, and also in a few groups of land snails.The operculum is attached to the upper surface of the foot and in its most complete state, it serves as a sort of "trapdoor" to close the aperture of the shell when the soft parts of the animal are retracted. The shape is often circular, or more or less oval in shape. Most familiar and often used in jewelry is the Ammonites, the fossil of an extinct squid with a spiral-shaped shell. While the Ammonites have a clear image, the Shivas Eye fossil is not that obvious; While the reverse shows a dark spiral towards a light,almost white background, the front shows a very decorative explosion of colours. Shivas eye is strongly represented in Hinduism. It is the third eye of the god Shiva and represents wisdom, and is said to see beyond the obvious. It symbolizes the flow of life, the constant change of the universe, spiritual knowledge and creative visualization. It is also said to have a generall positive effect on your wellbeing.

 

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