№ 339 Moss Aquamarine
This green moss aquamarine has beautiful depth to the stone with its subtle inclusions. Paired with antique coin silver from India. The pendant dates back to the late 1800s and depicts Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction and transformation, he is believed to keep the world in balance and protect the soul from pain and suffering. This long necklace hangs just below the bust line.
Moss Aquamarine's ocean hues range from greens to deep blues. Moss aquamarine is believed to have an affinity with sensitive people, carrying the power of the ocean, it is considered a stone of courage, communication, and heightened clairvoyance.
Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down. The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali. The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years. The pieces are very special and rare.
Necklace pendant measures 3 ¾” and chain measures 32" long. Chain is finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp and a 7mm soldered ring. All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.