Large whimsical frog Hand Carved in the late 1990's by legendary Zuni artist Bernard Homer Jr from a lovely specimen of Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite is a gorgeous semi precious gemstone with pink and white marbling and comes from the Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá, Catamarca, Argentina. Rhodochrosite actually formed in the Incan silver mines after they were abandoned in the thirteenth century. This uniquely marbled pink semi precious stone is a combination of various shades of pink, ranging from very light to a deep raspberry. A manganese ore, Rhodochrosite appears in a banded pattern with various white minerals, often calcite, creating very striking designer colors. It's name is derived from the Greek words rhodon ("rose red") and chros ("color"). Rhodochrosite gem stones have a hardness of 3.5 to 4. There is almost no rhodochrosite being mined any more. Rhodochrosite was approved as the official state mineral of Colorado by the state representatives and senators and signed by the governor on April 17, 2002. Rhodochrosite is said to be a stone of love. Rhodochrosite stones sooth the heart and comfort the soul. Order this sublime pink frog now and enjoy! 2 1/2" long- 2 1/8" wide- 7/8" tall. 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.