Amazonite heart pendant, double sided, sterling silver. Carved by hand amazonite stone (15×15 mm), decorated with sterling silver in Art Nouveau style.
The heart of an Amazone. The heart of a woman who dares to feel, even if it sometimes entangled and complicated. Double sided pendant does not symbolize someone who is double hearted. On the contrary, the person who choses sometime to hide and sometimes to show her feelings. Depending on the mood.
The stone has been carved/drilled by hand and one side has been covered with recycled sterling silver cuttings fused as an intricate Art Nouveau pattern. The pattern has been fastened to the stone by a 2 component glue, which is also holding the stone through the drilled hole.
The bail is fit for chains up to 0,5 cm. The chain shown on the pic is not included in the price, but I can make (or find) a custom one for you (15-25 Euro extra)
A nice gift for an Amazone
Read more about amazonite here
Amazonite is quite a rare mineral. Though it is named after the Amazon river, it was formerly obtained almost exclusively from the Southern Urals, Russia.
Being a Feldspar it is soft and has layers. It ranges in hue from bright green to turquoise, and can be translucent to opaque. It has a vitreous luster and iridescence throughout the stone. When polished amazonite resembles finely cracked or spider-webbed marble. So the small crevices you see on a picture (10 times the real size) are natural to the stone.
Amazonite has been used in jewelry and stone carvings since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It was believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest.
As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite enhances self-empowerment. It inspires truth, sincerity, honor, self-love, courage, communication, eloquence, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy & openness. It can help unlock psychic vision, in analyzing & sorting out information with intuitive wisdom, to manifest & retain Universal Love, to increase faith & foster self-discovery. It carries a soothing energy that cleanses stagnancy & negativity so you can spread your wings & accomplish all you are meant to.
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