Invoking eagle wings soaring over Navajo plains, this necklace is handmade in collaboration with Great Dame in Athens, GA.
Turquoise has been revered since ancient times as a symbol of great wealth, wisdom and protection and has a long history of use by kings, shamans and warriors. The name of this blue-green mineral is derived from French, meaning “Turkish stone”. Associated with the fifth/throat chakra, this necklace rests near the collar bone to activate clear communication.
Hematite is a red oxide of iron. The term hematite is derived from the Greek word “haima” meaning blood. In ancient times, it was associated with the Greek God of War, Ares and the Roman God of War, Mars. The Romans adorned themselves with hematite and used the mineral to paint their faces. This provided strength and made them fearless and invincible. Energetically, hematite is associated with the first/root chakra and is outstanding at grounding excess energy and acts as a stabilizing force. It works on healing and regenerating the forces related to blood circulation. Authentic hematite is magnetic.
◇ smooth, semi-faceted blue turquoise nuggets and antique silver plated hematite
fan collar; can be worn two ways: with clasp in back or offset for an asymmetrical look
◇ average stone size 0.75 inches
◇ necklace length 19.5 inches
◇ chrome plated magnetic clasp
◇ tagged with silver branding charm
◇ one of a kind
Katherine Ball of Great Dame is an elemental artist, singer- songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Athens, GA. With an MA from UGA, Katherine mines her own gemstones and pairs raw, precious, and semi-precious stones with antique and early 20th century metals from across the world to create minimalist and statement-worthy pieces.