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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Fossil Sand Dollar

Sand Dollars are Echinoderms and they belong to a group know as clypeasteroida. This group includes starfish, sea cucumbers, crinoids and sea urchins. Sand Dollars have endoskeletons, they are not shells. They live on sandy bottoms with lots of sediment and mud.The most common sand dollar is called Aristotle's Lantern.

Chemical composition: 
N/A
Color: 
golden mustard yellow to grey and whiteand brown
Lustre: 
metalic or dull
Hardness: 
5
Crystal system: 
N/A
Origin: 
Madasgascar, France, Puerto Rico, worldwide
Healing properties*: 
The Fossil Sand Dollar enhances our soul connection to the cycle of life and Mother Nature. It helps us recall past lives and augment the experience of the Shamanic Journey. The Fossil sand Dollar infuses bravery and courage.
Folklore: 
The Sand Dollar Legend is an Easter and Christmas favorite which tells a story that includes the five slits representing the wounds on Christ when on the cross. Also another old myth about sand dollars states that they were the washed up remains of a mermaids coin.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.