Bold, primal, tribal in feel, this necklace, like the bracelet with this name (though the stones vary slightly) is a connection to the journeys we can take to other moments in time, other locations, other dimensions. Antique African trade beads (circa mid-1800’s) carry us to an ancient time and place, and an ancient way of accessing wisdom. The red coral carries the energy of passion and takes us on a journey into the vast and deep world of the sea. The lava carries us into the fire at the center of the earth and reminds us of the fire at our own core, occasionally erupting and creating new “lands” for us to explore. Carnelian, a “fire” stone, helps us journey into the center of our own passion; and the pearl brings a calm and soothing energy to the fire, so that we travel in balance. The obsidian connects us with the energy of the Void, the place in Spirit where all things originate. Onyx carries the energy of self-mastery and discipline — needed qualities when navigating in other realms.The malachite beads give us strength and ground us, so we can return from our journeys without getting “lost”, coming full circle with our exploration. There are some 14k gold-filled twisted rings, but the primary metal used in this piece is sterling and fine silver, sterling silver spacers and small beads, and some handmade Hill Tribe silver beads and Bali beads throughout, a hammered silver ring at the clasp, and a heavyweight chunky clasp with an equilateral cross on the side (the most ancient form of the cross, as well as a symbol for the 4 directions on the medicine wheel). The clasp is so dramatic that it can be worn in the back or the front.
The point of journeying is to bring back into our daily lives, the wisdom, the knowledge, the greater Vision, the bigger perspective that we gain on our mystical journeys. If not, then we’ve missed part of the point of coming here to learn. We’ve missed an opportunity to create heaven on earth, missed the knowing that our physical lives here ARE spiritual, and that our journeys take us to the understanding that we are already there in the place that we’re seeking.
16.5 inches (16 when clasped)