A stunning piece! This necklace is called a Pangalapang and was made by an Ifugao artisan in the Philippines. Seven pieces of mother of pearl are cut shaped, etched and drilled then fastened to a band of woven fine split rattan. Pieces of mother of pearl this large are rare and a great deal of skill is required to polish, cut and drill them. These necklaces therefore are worn by the elite of Ifugao as status symbols.
What an incredible effect, not like anything else I've ever seen, both impressive and beautiful.
The total hang is 13 inches. Each shell ornament is 3" long.
This piece is vintage of unknown age. The condition is excellent.
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Gorgeous natural deep blue lapis lazuli from Afghanistan accented with handmade sterling silver beads from India. Please note there are a few turquoise beads in there for punctuation. 19.5" long. about 250g
Here is some information about the metaphysics of Lapis Lazuli if you are interested:
Made from a combination of minerals, including Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time, and was used by ancient Hebrews on ceremonial robes.
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.
This is a magnificent necklace of graduated hand shaped pieces of Chiapas amber. The clasp and beads are sterling silver.
The weight is 360g. Alot of amber and large pieces. Mexican amber is among the rarest and highest qualities of amber in the world. The amber is of a long extinct species of tree and is probably about 25 million years old.
The total length of the necklace is 20"
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