This beaded elastic bracelet stack represents the lesser-known 'African Little 5'. Each species is a contradiction in sheer size to the well known African Big 5.
STONE INFO ...
🐭 Elephant Shrew - Indian Bloodstone Bracelet
The Elephant Shrew is a small, insect-eating mammal with a long nose. Elephant shrews are very common in Southern Africa but seldom seen.
Indian Bloodstone is a bluish-green to a dark green stone. It may show white Chalcedony, yellow minerals, and specks of highly-sought red inclusions.
🦏 Rhinoceros Beetle - Obsidian Bracelet
Many rhinoceros beetles are well known for their unique shapes and large sizes.
Obsidian, also known as Dragon’s Glass, is a natural, volcanic glass. Obsidian is produced when lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth.
🐜 Antlion - South African Tiger’s Eye & Ethiopian Brass Bracelet
Antlion are known for the predatory habits of their larvae, which in many species dig pits to trap passing ants.
South African Tiger’s Eye is a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown color and a silky lustre. Also called tiger eye, is a chatoyant gemstone. Chatoyance is an optical phenomenon in which a band of reflected light, known as a "cat's-eye" moves just beneath the surface.
🐢 Leopard Tortoise - Dalmatian Jasper Bracelet
The leopard tortoise is a large and beautifully marked tortoise found in the savannah of eastern and southern Africa.
Dalmatian Jasper is a pale gray, cream, or beige-brown stone made of feldspar and quartz, with black or brown spots of iron oxide, tourmaline, or other mineral inclusions.
🐦 Buffalo Weaver - Indonesian Lava & Red Jasper Bracelet
The Red-billed Buffalo Weaver is a black and red species of bird that weaves its nest.
Lava Stone, also known as Basalt or Lava Rock is a rock formed from lava erupted from a volcano that has solidified from molten lava.
Red Jasper is a semi-precious gemstone. This gorgeous jasper gets its red color from iron inclusions. It has been known as the ‘Stone of Endurance’ and ‘Nurturer’s stone’ for many centuries.