Overall Length: 19″
This elegant artisan oval carnelian (also called agate) gemstone and engraved hinged silver pendant was created by a Tuareg craftsman and worn by the Tuaregs of Niger and Mali region in the NW Saharan. Crafted to resemble the face of a goddess and her headdress, this craftsman’s especially beautiful amulets are valued particularly as quality symbols of purity and peace. The amulet, handmade sterling silver hand hammered beads handcrafted tiny, wrapped sterling focal beads all are held together by an artisan sterling clasp with a lovely garnet cabochon. According to African legend, the carnelian/agate stone is a talisman which protects the one who possesses it against malicious spirits or bad luck. Agate also is associated with the power of healing generating a sense of calm and self-control. Silver, a precious metal, is important as an essential base metal in Alchemy. Spiritually, silver is believed to increase psychic self-awareness and foster calm and personal balance.