Tavernier faceted Ruby and succulent shadowbox necklace.
Crisply faceted Tavernier cut natural Ruby gemstone. This stone is high quality and translucent with beautiful chatoyancy.
Stone is set in a heavily textured bezel to highlight its significance amidst a hand cast succulent and pine sprig casting. Shadowbox has double frame work with Makers mark on back for authenticity.
18" length chain with lobster clasp closure.
Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It symbolizes the sun, and its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine through even the thickest clothing and could not be hidden; if Ruby were cast into water it would cause it to boil, and if carved and pressed into wax, it would melt the wax. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby into the flesh would make one completely invulnerable.
Solid .925 sterling silver.
Blackened patina / Mirror polish.
Made the old fashioned way. Forged by Hand, Heart, and Soul.