Spirit Horse Totem Necklace, Gemstone Handmade Southwest Jewelry Gift

Item Description

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 raised, arched-neck horse head, rustic with a definite totemic feel. To bring out the stunning horse design of the one of a kind pendant, faceted natural colored magnesite and picture jasper rondelles were used, each gemstone lending it own beauty to the overall design.  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


***  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 # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
The one of a kind horse pendant is a definite eye catcher and will be the envy of any horse lover.   The unique beauty was created by Birgitta of Angel Whisperer and is her own original design.  The pendant is high fired ceramic with a custom mix, non-toxic rust brown glaze in a matte finish.  The 3-D effect of the pendant was given an added punch since more of the glaze settled into the recessed areas of the horse head design, causing those areas to be darker, than in the raised areas.  As you can see, the horse is extremely regal looking with its arched neck and untamed look.  It has a rustic, totem aura to it, especially with the ancient spiral design added near the bottom of the pendant.  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.

*** 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.
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 are micro faceted for subtle sparkle.  The gemstones have small lines of natural brown matrix running through themt, a perfect complement to the brown glaze pendant.  Between groupings of the magnesite and to at the back of the necklace, 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.  Small sterling silver beads separate the stones, adding their lovely glow to the necklace design.  
To finish the necklace,  a sterling silver toggle clasp set, made by silversmiths on the island of Bali, was used.  The toggle clasp has a traditional sinuous s design with rope detailing on each side.   

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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