Spirit Horse Handmade Totem Necklace, Ceramic Magnesite Jasper Gemstone Artisan Jewelry
If you ever have had a loving, caring relationship with a magnificent horse - or wish you had - you will absolutely adore the timeless beauty of the SPIRIT HORSE handmade necklace. The artisan created ceramic focal features a regal, arched neck horse head with a raised, 3-D effect. It has a rustic, totem feel with its custom mixed, non-toxic rust brown glaze in a matte finish and ancient spiral design found at the bottom of the pendant. The 3-D effect was given an added punch since the more of the glaze settled more into the recessed areas of the horse head design than the raised areas. The back of the pendant is unglazed and slightly concave. The horse head pendant is connected to the main body of the necklace with a handmade sterling silver beaded bail.
To bring out the stunning horse design of the pendant, two gemstones were used: magnesite and picture jasper. The magnesite rondelles were left in their natural, slightly off-white color and is micro faceted for subtle sparkle. The gemstone has small lines of natural brown matrix running through it, a perfect complement to the brown glaze pendant. Between groupings of the magnesite, picture jasper (sometimes called “landscape jasper”) rondelles were used. The color of the picture jasper runs from pale beige to dark brown with dark matrix and gives a lovely Desert Southwest feel to the design. Sterling silver beads separate the stones and the necklace is finished with a sterling silver toggle clasp. A perfect gift of unique jewelry for the woman who is captivated by the beauty of horses, the SPIRIT HORSE necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs
- Artisan spirit horse ceramic pendant: app. 60 mm x 40 mm (at widest) x 5 mm
- Faceted magnesite rondelles: : app. 12 mm x 8 mm
- Picture jasper rondelles: app 8 mm x 5 mm
- Metal: sterling silver
- Clasp: sterling silver toggle clasp set
- Length: app. 18.75" / 47.6 cm
- Pendant drop: app. 2.75” / 7.0 cm, including the handmade beaded bail
+++ Please note - Even though the pendant is high fired ceramic and very durable, a hard hit can chip, crack or break it. Take extra care when taking the necklace off and laying it down on a hard surface.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the ceramic horse pendant, magnesite and picture jasper used to create the SPIRIT HORSE necklace, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a quarter.
Horses symbolize strength, vitality and the ability to overcome obstacles in life to pursue goals no matter what may stand on the way. Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities; it is believed to instill peace during meditation. Picture Jasper is said to be a stone of harmony and helps with the re-evaluation of life’s issues. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The SPIRIT HORSE handmade 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.
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