№ 363 Chalcedony

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This necklace features a cluster of chalcedony and andalusite gemstones paired with an antique coin silver pendant from India depicting Bhumiya Raj.

Chalcedony has a soft, slightly opaque blue tone.  It is believed that chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes community and good will, as well as bring the body and mind into harmony.

Bhumiya Raj is known as the protective “ghost king” he is said to have been a chief who died while defending his land and villagers and who is still believed to ride through the village today dispelling evil spirits.

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.

Pendant is 1 ¼” long and hangs from a delicate but sturdy chain measuring 18” and is finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  All chain and findings are oxidized sterling silver.