HATHOR is a super long tribal necklace that features water buffalo teeth combined with large gemstone beads. My concept was to create ornately beaded necklaces that recall more ancient times when gemstones were worn as amulets of protection, strength and power. HATHOR showcases the buffalo teeth with a beautiful Jasper pendant that has wonderful shades of red, gold, white and black. The necklace is accented with beads of Jet, Garnet, Carnelian, and Clear Quartz Crystal. Also included in the design are various brass spacers from Africa. HATHOR feels substantial when worn and is statement necklace that creates a sense of power and protection.
Necklace measures approximately 43 inches.
JET, though known as black amber, is not amber at all. It is driftwood, primarily of the family Araucariaceae, that has fossilized, metamorphosed to lignite coal. At high magnification, the structure of the wood can still be seen even though its origin as a tree is millions of years in the past. In Whitby, England jet is mined that came from the Jurassic era around 180 million years ago. Jet is a soft, dull stone, but it will take a very high polish, even to a mirror finish. This is one of the things that has made it popular in talismans, jewelry, and carvings for centuries. Queen Victoria In the Victorian era, jet was used extensively for mourning jewelry. It has also been a traditional stone for rosaries.
CARNELIAN is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone". Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras.
QUARTZ CRYSTAL is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.
GARNET cleanses and re-energises the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Stimulates past-life recall. Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence. A stone of commitment, Red Garnet represents love. It revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.
JASPER is called an ornamental rock. It is an opaque and fine grained variety, composed mostly of Chalcedony, microcrystalline Quartz, in association with other minerals, which is what give it those colorful bands and patterns. It is found in almost all colors. The ancient Egyptians wore Jasper scarabs as amulets, as this stone was believed to increase sexual energy. Both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans, see it as a magical rain stone, and also a powerful healing stone.
BUFFALO TOTEM equals Prayer and Abundance. Those who have a Buffalo totem must walk a sacred path, honoring every walk of life. You will achieve nothing without the aid of the Great Spirit
and you must be humble enough to ask for assistance and then be grateful for those gifts. A Buffalo totem will seek to help you establish a deep connection to Mother Earth and it will ask you to help the endangered species of our planet. He will bring you strength of character and an independent spirit.
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All Good Wishes,
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