Black Onyx, Lapiz Lazuli and Pyrite "Midnight in Death Valley" Surf Necklace
Natural stones cut into 6mm smooth rondelles on a California surfer length hand-knotted 18" cord with antique brass beads interspersed and a hand crafted sterling silver hook clasp.
MIDNIGHT IN DEATH VALLEY - Lapiz Lazuli, Pyrite, Black Onyx.
A foreboding landscape of sand and rock formations that stretches out under the silent myths of the heavens decorated with thousands of constellations.
Lapiz Lazuli - In the dry, barren desert land of the ancient Egyptians, this deep cobalt blue color was a spiritual contrast to their arid desert hues. The gold flecks were like stars in their night sky and by meditating on these colors they felt supernatural forces would transform their lives. The garments of priests and royalty were dyed with Lapis Lazuli to indicate their status as gods on earth. Along with the Egyptians the ancient Greeks and Romans used this stone for ornamental purposes. In ancient Persia and pre-Columbian America, Lapis Lazuli was a symbol of the starry night that they looked upon for guidance. Due to its resemblance to the magical night sky in medieval Europe this stone was believed to counteract the wiles of the spirits of darkness and procure the aid and favor of the spirits of light and wisdom.
Pyrite - An Earth element, it also resonates with fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one’s own power. As a talisman, Pyrite is a unique protector, drawing energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura creating a defensive shield against negative energies, environmental pollutants, emotional attack and physical harm. Pyrite utilizes the energy of the Earth to create a sense of stability, patience, honesty, balance, and resourcefulness.
Black Onyx - This stone connects to the body and creates a sense of belonging to the Earth and putting down roots to create a sense of family. It is an excellent tool for grounding and connecting with the electromagnetic energy of the Earth which allows this stone to take on aggressive energies and use them to build up one’s physical and mental strength, persistence and endurance. Onyx teaches one the appropriate use of power and focusing one’s energy and will into a positive force. Black Onyx deepens our connection to the physical natural world around us and brings power and strength through this connection.