Carved crab lapel - trust thy self
Hand carved Jet Crab finished with ruby eyes mixed metal lapel. Crabs live in all the worlds oceans, fresh water and on land and occasionally on our dinner plates. You have heard the proverb "all roads lead to Rome", by following the crab you may not get to your goal, or Rome, so quickly. It will be more of a sideways unconventional and scattered manner, symbolizing the importance of being able to walk in new directions in life.
Once crabs become juveniles they go through a process of growing a new shell, its a difficult process that takes many hours, symbolizing a rebirth. They must extract their entire self out of the old shell, if they get stuck they will die. Needing to leave off some excess baggage, keep the crab in mind for your journey, it could require an uncomfortable extraction of the self, but you will be left with a deeper sense of protection and self trust.
Jet is a velvety black-colored gemstone that is a type of lignite. This jet black gem was used in jewelry in Britain as far back as the Neolithic period. Today, jet is valued for its beautiful luster, and is seen alongside some of the most expensive of gems in jewelry.