This shiny polished black stone bear is carved from one solid piece of natural black Wonder stone. Wonder stone is often referred to as a type of soapstone, and most carving stone supplier sells it as black soapstone. However Wonder stone belongs to a specially categorized rock mineral, what made up of Phyllite and Schistose rocks. Wonder stone is closer to categorizing Slate. The name probably refers to the wonderful carving ability, because this stone is smooth finely grained, and hardly has no fractures. It’s carved with simple hand tools such as rasps and files and easily polishes with standard water base sandpapers.
This hand-carved black stone bear figurine is brand new, never been displayed. Has a bright polish, sealed and buffed with natural nontoxic bee wax. Ones displayed, do not need much maintenance, maybe a few drops of olive oil and a soft cloth buff from time to time, to keep it fresh and new looking.
It makes a thoughtful gift idea for retirement, anniversary, or as a moving-in gift to decorate the new place. I can add names, or a short personal message by carving or engraving to the belly free of charge.
7.5″ x 4.5″ x 4″ 19 x 11.5 x 10 cm 3.010 kg. watch the video here