Paisley Flower Necklace, Amethyst Red Coral Handmade Boho Jewelry Gift

Item Description

The PERFECTLY PAISLEY handmade necklace is an exquisite piece of artisan jewelry brimming with exotic beauty.  The focal of the one of a kind necklace is an artisan made and hand painted copper paisley pendant with flowers.  To highlight the gorgeous pendant, sparkling star cut purple amethyst and blazing red coral stick frangia were used.  A showpiece necklace to flaunt your fun, boho flair, the unique PERFECTLY PAISLEY necklace was designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves artisan jewelry.



Copper paisley pendant:  app. 50 mm (including bail) x 34 mm (at widest); artisan handmade and hand painted

Star cut purple amethyst:  app. 8 mm

Red coral frangia:  from app. 16 mm to 7 mm long

Metal:  copper

Clasp:  copper s-clasp with dot decoration on one side

Length:  app. 18.25” / 46.4 cm

Pendant drop:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm




*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the paisley pendant, the star cut amethyst and the red coral frangia used in the PERFECTLY PAISLEY necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.


Ancient Babylon, in present day Iraq, is probably the place of origin of the paisley symbol, possibly dating back to 1700 BCE.  The symbol can be best described as a shape similar to a curving teardrop or a kidney. The symbol was called boteh, the Persian word for shrub or cluster of leaves.  Centuries later the shape was called buta, meaning almond or bud. The buta shape is the national symbol of Azerbaijan to this day.  Many different cultures have used the paisley symbol and consider it to represent many objects including a cashew fruit, a mango, a pine cone, a cucumber or a sprouting date palm, an Indian symbol of fertility.  The word “paisley,” however, is a modern word, the design made fashionable in woven shawls produced by the town of Paisley in Central Scotland.


The eye catching copper pendant used in the PERFECTLY PAISLEY artisan necklace was handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign from beginning to end:  she molded, shaped, carved and then fired the piece in a kiln.  After the pendant cooled, it was painted with luscious colors and sealed for protection.  As you can see, the pendant has a flowing paisley design with a set of pointed petal red flowers with green foliage.  Three red flower petals peek out near the bottom of the design.  Around most of the outside pendant is a flow of purple with dots and lines.  A textured copper bail connects the pendant to the main part of the necklace.  The back shows the design of the front, but in reverse.  It has not been painted.


The lovely amethyst gemstones used in the PERFECTLY PAISLEY range in color from a deep royal purple to a medium purple.  The stones are translucent and positively glow when held up to the light.  The cut of the amethyst is a gorgeous star cut:  each piece has fifteen flat faces, with each peak radiating out a five-pointed star (thus the star cut name).  The sparkle is amazing, changing as the angle of the light changes.  Just imagine wearing this beauty!   Small copper beads separate each gemstone and add the rich glow copper is famous for.


To complement the color and the shape of flowers in the middle of the paisley pendant, red coral stick fragia was used.  The red coral, along with small copper beads, separates the first amethyst gemstone on each side of the necklace; then each group of three star cut gemstones.  The shape of the frangia is natural, some long and pointed, some shorter and more tube shaped.  Added with cut of the amethyst, the coral adds great texture to the overall necklace design.


A copper s-clasp set finishes the back of the PERFECTLY PAISLEY necklace.  The clasp has three decorative dots on one side for added beauty.


To many cultures, the Paisley symbol signified the time of harvest, a time of both socio-economic and spiritual significance.  Amethyst is known as the “stone of peace” because it’s said to help calm fears & reduces stress; it helps increase spirituality & contentment.  Red Coral is said to calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.

The PERFECTLY PAISLEY artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!

***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  

Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

N2189 - 08-09-17



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