Lapis Arrow silver pendant
Lapis lazuli is a stone rich with history and meaning. In ancient times , it was highly prized due to its beautiful color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. Its name comes from the Latin lapis, "stone," and the Persian lazhuward, "blue." The golden sarcophagus of Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. In ancient Persia and pre-Columbian America, lapis lazuli was a symbol of the starry night, and a favorite stone of the Islamic Orient for protection from the evil eye. Lapis lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory. A stone of truth, lapis encourages honesty, and aids all forms of deep communication. It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships.As well as being the primary tool of the bow hunter, an arrow can symbolise direction, force, movement and power, so imbued as it is with the qualities of lapis lazuli, this pendant would make a wonderful charm to aid you on many journeys of personal growth.
This arrow-shaped silver pendant is carefully formed by hand from precious metal clay which offers a more eco-friendly alternative to mined silver as it uses reclaimed silver. (To learn more about this, please take a look under the Silver Jewellery notes on my About page). The pendant is set with a round-cut, gold flecked, rich blue lapis lazuli cabochon. The pendant piece has been gently antiqued with a dark patina to bring out the detail and finished with microcrystalline wax, to resist tarnishing and finger prints. On the reverse side, it is quality marked 999.
The pendant measures approximately 3.3cm x 0.8cm and is attached via silver jump rings to a 20 inch, 925 sterling silver rolo chain which fastens with a spring ring clasp and is quality marked 925.Each piece of Holaweg silver jewellery comes beautifully presented and ready to gift in a reusable, natural fibre fabric bag. You can see an example of this in the picture (please note, gift bag designs may vary slightly.)
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