Crinoids are aquatic organisms that make up the class Crinoidea, which also includes starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Some crinoids are connected to the sea floor or to floating driftwood. Often they will get waterlogged and fall to the floor, bringing the attached crinoids with them where they become fossilized. The largest fossil crinoid is more than 50 m tall.
Crinodian groups existed as early as the Ordovician period, 480 million years ago. Crinoids that were contained in limestone quarries or washed up on the coast were woven into necklaces, which became popularly known as St. Cuthbert's beads throughout the Middle Ages.
Crinoid fossil is used to relieve arthritic pain and mend problems induced by emotional depression and tension. These fossils are known for cleansing the body of contaminants and enhancing skin health. They are excellent for shielding the skin, as well as the, heart, and circulatory system. They are believed to reduce their wearer's ego and dissolve pessimistic feelings.
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