This pendant is special for a few reasons. It was handmade using genuine stones that were either melted down, and cut into small pieces. It then was put together(I wish I knew how!) using an eye for detail and skill to make such a seamless cabochon. I was gifted this cabochon by the husband of a customer. I have held onto it for 3 years, just not knowing what to do with it.
When making this pendant, I did not want to take away from the unique beauty. So I kept it simple, fitting a gold bail to match the gold flakes in the cabochon. And picked genuine stone beads that matched the hues in the cabochon. I used citrine and black labradorite beads. It is suspended from a 8" long sterling gold plated chain making the necklace 12" long in total.
Agate belongs to the quartz family, which makes it a popular crystal for healing, especially due to its composition of silicon dioxide, a mineral that is also found in the human body. The variety of chalcedony bands also help enhance your feelings of stability, which can be incredibly balancing if you’re caught in a cycle of worry and overthinking. It works by connecting you with the gentle vibrations of the Earth, making it a gentle stone with a light, diffused energy. This is why many beginners start with Agate stone in their first collection. With mellow vibrations and a steady rhythm, Agate can bring you a sense of peace and support when you feel scattered or overwhelmed by modern life. Known as the stabilizer, Agate is the stone to call on for support when you need stability and grounding in your life. Along with its supportive energy, the Agate stone has been long admired for its incredible beauty. Agate has a dreamy quality with signature bands made up of mineral deposits layered in a perfectly circular symmetry around its circumference. A combination of igneous rock with silica deposits found in groundwater, the otherworldly bands give this semi-precious stone its trademark appearance. What gives the Agate stone its incredibly powerful grounding abilities is its availability in different colours, including a palette of white, purple, black, gray, yellow, pink, red, and brown. Agate’s soothing and stress-relieving properties help you connect with the energy of the Earth by bringing harmony to your mind, body, and spirit. When you feel unbalanced, Agate healing properties have soft vibrations that can recalibrate and realign you.
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed.
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities. Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future. Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one's life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility, and awakens a sense of adventure and change. As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.