AMBER JADE AND TURQUOISE PENDANT NECKLACE
Hand forged, textured, antiqued and vertigris brass necklace with Turquoise, Jade , Baltic Amber. Magnesite, Mother of Pearl, Serpentine, Chrysocolla, Amazonite,and Austrian Crystal.
Length: 22 inches with 3 inch pendant
Hand crafted on Vancouver Island by Honica.
Amber was believed to be a powerful talisman by the Vikings. Stories of the magical powers of this fossilized tree resin, washed up on the shores of the Baltic, go back to pre-historic times. The tiny flaws contained within amber are known as inclusions and are evidence of organic matter - some rare specimens containing insects are extremely valuable as most of the world's amber is in the range of 30-90 million years old.
Amber is believed to encourage creativity and encourage a sunny nature, as well as protecting the wearer from negativity.
Jade is an ancient stone and has been seen as a good luck charm for thousands of years, especially in the East and when worn as jewelry.
Spiritually jade is thought to encourage self-realization.
Turquoise is believed to have been named after Turkey where European crusaders first came into contact with the stone in medieval times. In many cultures, turquoise was valued as a protection against evil spirits and was worn as an amulet for strength and prosperity. It is particularly valued in the Native American community and made into beautiful jewellery, often combined with silver
Turquoise is the birthstone for December.