You will receive 7 rock quartz solids (5 platonic solids, plus a sphere and a sacred merkaba) individually wrapped in a protective material, posted in a padded envelope. Some sets for sale elsewhere come in a box, these do not.
These beautiful pieces are made from genuine natural gemstones, not glass, and are hand cut and polished so they do differ slightly in size, colour, patterns and inclusions. The main picture shows a typical set along with a UK Penny to show scale, a Penny has a 20mm diameter.
Platonic Solids are shapes which form part of Sacred Geometry. They were first catalogued by the ancient philosopher, Plato (hence their name), although evidence of these most magical of shapes has been found around the world for in excess of 1,000 years prior to Plato's documentation. This set also includes a merkaba and a sphere, important shapes in Sacred Geometry.
They are made up of the 'Five Convex Regular Polyhedra': hexahedron (cube), octahedron (double inverted pyramid), tetrahedron (pyramid), Icosohedron and dodecahedron. The names are derived from the number of sides each shape has: 4, 6, 8, 12, and 20 respectively.
The first four shapes correspond with the elements: earth (hexahedron), air (octahedron), fire (tetrahedron) and water (Icosohedron), with the fifth, dodecahedron, representing heaven, ether or the Universe.
The shapes that form the five original Platonic Solids occur naturally in nature, and indeed in the crystal world. Working with them individually is said to help with our connection to nature and the higher realms of the cosmos; to find the common pattern which links us all at a molecular as well as at a spiritual level.