This is a stunning necklace of large hand shaped pieces of Chiapas amber. These are gorgeous pieces of amber beautifully worked into beautiful organic shapes. The clasp is sterling silver and it is strung on thick silk cord.
The necklace weighs 195g and measures 32.5" long.
The pendant itself measures 85mm x 60mm
This amulet is probably from the late 19th or early 20th century, solid, high grade silver. A pendant from Rajasthan, northern India of the Bhairava form of Shiva. This Amulet is in the shape of the yoni.
Bhairava is a form of the God Shiva. He is also called as protector, as he guards the eight directions of the universe. In all Hindu temples, there will be a Bhairava idol. This Bhairava is the protector of the temple. In Shiva temples, when the temple is closed, the keys are placed before Bhairava. Bhairava is also described as the protector of women. He is described as the protector of the timid and in general women who are timid in nature.
Bhairava means terribly fearful form but its also known as one who destroys fear or one who is beyond fear. The right interpretation is he protects his devotees from dreadful enemies, greed, lust and anger. Bhairava protects his devotees from these enemies. There is also another interpretation. Bha means creation, ra means sustenance and va means destruction. Therefore, Bhairava is the one who creates, sustains and dissolves the three stages of life.
A sacred, powerful charm, it is believed to offer the wearer protection. These amulets are often rubbed as a means of worship and to invoke the deity. This one has been well loved and carries the devotional shakti of previous owners.
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Necklace of vibrant blue spheres of lapis lazuli punctuated by beautiful hand-worked pieces of Mexican amber. The lapis is natural and not dyed.
22.5 inches long, 784g. The largest sphere is 35mm in diameter. Here is some information about the metaphysics of Lapis and Amber if you are interested:
Lapis Lazuli reminds us of the power of the spoken word and is one of the best stones to use when opening and balancing the Throat Chakra. Lapis Lazuli helps to foster full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue”. Lapis encourages clear, truthful expression when sharing information with others, including an easier voicing/communication of anger.
A Third Eye Chakra opener, Lapis Lazuli connects the physical and celestial kingdoms. Deeply peaceful, Lapis provides wisdom into mystical realms and connection with spiritual guardians. Lapis Lazuli can be a key to spiritual attainment. Lapis also protects against psychic attack, shielding negative energy and returning any negative vibrations to their source. Lapis Lazuli will enhance dream work and spiritual journeying.
Physically, Lapis Lazuli helps with the immune system, thyroid and nervous system. It can alleviate headaches, migraines, fevers and pain.
A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Amber draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Amber aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing. Amber opens and cleanses all of the Chakras.
Highly protective, Amber also aids in the manifestation of ideas to reality. The life force trapped within Amber promotes fertility, and its protective and environmental clearing properties make it a good stone to use to prepare a healing or birthing room. Use Amber with the Solar Plexus Chakra to increase confidence, mental clarity, and creative self-expression.
Physically, Amber helps with the organs of elimination, including the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. Also a stone of the Throat Chakra, Amber can help with laryngitis and goiter.