Hematite Bear with Fish Carving
Hematite Bear with Fish Carving
Hematite Bear with Fish Carving
Hematite Bear with Fish Carving
Hematite Bear with Fish Carving

Hematite Bear with Fish Carving

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This unique carving features BC Canadian Jade. This piece is truly one of a kind and all are inspired by Lina’s time in the Rockies. May you enjoy your carving, as it is a beautiful artist piece, and a lasting memory of your time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Our Master carver, Lina, comes from a family of carvers. Her grandfather was a Burmese Jade carver in the early 1900’s. Lina has been carving since she was a young child, starting with wood and soon migrating to beautiful stones such as Canadian Jade, Alberta Petrified Wood, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and other crystals and stones. Lina designs and carves all our signature pieces.

Lina currently lives in the Greater Vancouver Area, where her studio is located. While she carves our larger (signed) pieces, her apprentices carve each of our smaller, or unsigned, carvings. Lina trains her apprentices in her personal, unique style of carving, which utilizes as much of the natural stone as possible to create a truly unique bear. This is a direct contradiction to standard stone carving methods, which utilizes an “assembly line” method of carving, where each bear will turn out exactly the same as the one before. Because of Lina’s method, each apprentice is tasked with creating something unique with as little stone waste as possible, which teaches them to problem solve and really utilize and cultivate their own creative methods. 

Whenever possible, Lina sources Canadian stones for her carvings, including Jade sourced from across British Columbia, and Alberta Petrified Wood, two of her favourite materials. Star Marble, Rhodonite, Hematite, and Sodalite are also used when available. She believes that if a carving reminds you of a place, the stone should be from there as well.

Hematite is an unusual metallic looking stone that is named after the Greek word for blood. This is because a red dust is given off by the stone when it is cut and polished.  Hematite forms in small nodular shapes and once polished produces a beautiful almost metallic finish. This metallic finish occurs since the stone is an iron ore, the stone itself is over 70% iron. Don't worry though, hematite cannot rust. 

Hematite is found in a variety of locations in Canada including Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. The nickname for hematite is "Black Diamond". The massive form of hematite is used for jewellery and carvings. The pieces take a high metallic polish, although sometimes the artists and gem cutters leave the hematite unpolished to create a flat finish which is intriguing to look at. Hematite is believed by some to enhance personal magnetism, optimism and courage.

This piece is made of an authentic stone, and no two are exactly alike. The item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed.

Approximately. 20 mm x 17 mm x 28 mm

Courage
Protection
Calming
Healing
Block negative energy
Root Chakra

Exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.

Any item(s) purchased will be shipped within 48 hours, however most are processed within 24 hours of the confirmation of your order. 

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