Capturing the essence of nature...
This striking pendant features an Ammonite Fossil, Baltic amber, Shiva Eye and is set in solid .925 Sterling Silver. It measures 2.5" in length. A simple metal choker to show-case this eye-catching pendant in elegant style and a contemporary design is added to complete the necklace.
This is a very expressive piece of jewelry you will reach for over and over because it compliments so many necklines, flatters so many face shapes and creates a mood. It is so pretty you will want to dress around it, which is easy to do because of the terrific natural colors.
With price of silver at its highest in 30 years and keep rising, this is an excellent value for the quality and the price.
Shiva Eye or Pacific Cat's Eye, is the protective covering at the opening of the Turban snail shell (Turbo Smaragdus). Towards the end of the snail's natural life this protective door (known as the operculum) detaches and sinks to the seabed.
On one side of the Shiva eye shell is a beautiful spiral. The exact shape of the spiral is unique from one shell to the next. The color varies from beige to deep green, depending on the sea snail's diet, while the background always remains a milky white.
The Eye of Shiva also has a strong representation in Hinduism. It is the third eye in the middle of the forehead of the Hindu God Shiva. Representing wisdom it is thought to have the ability to look beyond the obvious. It symbolizes the creation, preservation and destruction of everything, the flow of life, the constant change of the universe, spiritual knowledge and creative visualization.
This spiral symbol is also seen in the Japanese healing arts. In a form of Reiki this swirl symbolizes an energy force of power and strength.
Eye of Shiva Shell jewelry makes for a wonderful gift because of its natural beauty coupled with its spiritual meanings.
Ammonites are magnificent--and rare--fossils. The beautiful details allow you to see how these relatives of today's chambered nautilus got their name: the spiral curve of the shell resembles the curve of a ram's horn, so they were named after the ancient Egyptian god Ammon, who also had ram's horns.
This is a spectacular pendant--Just think, you'd be wearing the actual fossilized shell of a creature that lived 150 million years ago!
Baltic amber (known as succinite) is a specific subset of amber that is found only in northern Europe: it accounts for some 80% of the known amber in the world. Between 35 and 50 million years ago, sap oozed out from a forest of conifers (probably either false larch or kauri) in the region now covered by the Baltic Sea, and eventually hardened into clear lumps. Shoved around northern Europe by glaciers and river channels, lumps of genuine Baltic amber can still be found today on the eastern coasts of England and Holland, throughout Poland, Scandinavia and northern Germany and much of western Russia and the Baltic states.