Abby Quam and Clayton Panteah carved this Mountain Lion
from ruby in zoisite. The zoisite gives the green mossy color with ruby inclusions that create purple highlights. Ruby in zoisite is only found in Tanzania. With eyes of inlaid turquoise and a rather flat form this protector of boundaries would be the perfect cat to carry with you in a soft leather pouch
. About 1 3/4" long and 7/8" tall and a narrow 1/8" thick.