Verdite is very popular in South African and extensively used for decorative purposes and carved animal statuary.

Verdite meaning:

Verdite is also known as Buddstone or South African Jade, but it isn't jade.  It's actually a type of Fuchsite and similar to Serpentine.

Verdite healing properties:

Verdite is a wonderfully healing stone reputed to heal the brain and your environment.  Verdite brings about harmony between the past, present and future.