Any idea what stone is this? The man said its "Lucky Stone". Well! I hope so! Purchased this "Lucky Stone" pendant while I was in Miri last week. Anyway, I bought it because of the intricate design, hand-carved and I was born in the year of "Sheep".
The artist at work. He is from China and claimed to have started carving since 5 years old. WOW! Notice the scar on the hand. Those are burnt marks due to lightning and fire one fateful day while he was digging for this "Lucky Stone". His right hand is hidden under the table cloth the whole time we were there. That's what got us curious and asked him why! Keipo! But, we were in awe of his talent, skill and workmanship, and the pendant is worth its $$$ after seeing what he has to go through for the love of the art and to earn a living.