"As above, so below, As within, so without. As the universe, so the soul."
These words by Hermes Trismegistus are the inspiration for and form the basis of one of the most dramatic and stunning statement necklaces I've ever made. I've had these clear quartz and smoky quartz clusters for over two years and knew I wanted to use them together in one design, but wasn't sure how it would come together. When the above words found me, they came with an image of the two clusters...clear quartz above and smoky quartz below...with a snake wrapped around them. The idea behind the design is that, while things we encounter on our path and experience in life may seem very different from each other, ultimately everything is part of and an expression of the universal love that we all come from and share. Sometimes we feel like we are one with the light and all is going smoothly. Sometimes we feel lost in the dark and unsure of our next steps. Both are part of and a necessary experience of life here on earth and is something that we each must learn to navigate. We are all one and we can't get away from that no matter how dark or light things may appear. This necklace is meant to remind you of this and bring strength and courage to your journey.
The stones used in this design are smoky quartz, clear quartz, gray moonstone and rainbow moonstone. A hand sculpted snake wraps around the entire piece which is electroformed in copper and aged to bring out a warm patina. It comes on a 16' aged copper chain with a 2" extender and is meant to be worn near the heart.
Clear Quartz has been used as a powerful healer and energy amplifier for centuries. It raises and focuses the energy of its surroundings, the intentions of the person using it and any stones it is paired with.
Smoky quartz is incredibly grounding and transmutes the negative to positive. It is all about new beginnings and manifestation and combining it with rose quartz is meant to ground us in love and the heart. It is associated with the root chakra, which is all about survival, and is intended to help us move from focusing on surviving based in fear to thriving based in love.
Rainbow moonstone is the most powerful of the moonstones. It aligns and activates all the chakras, but is most strongly associated with the crown chakra. It is said to embody the feminine and goddess energies of the waxing and full moons bringing the wearer vitality, life force and joy. It is also emotionally balancing, bringing strength, optimism and self-appreciation.
Grey moonstone is a very powerful new moon stone carrying the energy of new beginnings and potential. It is helpful for uncovering things hidden deep within that we may not be aware of.
Snakes historically represent creative life force energy, transformation and change. Periodically shedding their skin, they are also symbols of rebirth and immortality. There are versions of the Garden of Eden myth with the snake being Lilith in disguise, visiting her sister, Eve.
This is an in-stock and ready to ship item. This is the only one available and you will receive the exact item shown in the pictures. Orders will ship within one to two business days if no changes have been requested. Changes will increase the order processing time by about 1-2 days. Shipping times vary depending on service you select.
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