Chalcedony Necklace with Aztec Pendant
This delicate necklace combines 2mm fine, faceted powder blue chalcedony and gold-plated beads from Columbia, a faceted ruby and small green turquoise bead. The matte gold-plated beads are exact replicas of antique Pre-Columbian jewelry found in the Gold Museum in Bogota, Columbia. By using the same antique techniques as the Pre-Columbians did, the original warm gold look and matte patina are maintained.
To the Pre-Columbians, gold represented eternity and the sacred source of all life. The wearer of this precious material was bestowed with energy, health and happiness. The symbolic and preferred matte quality of the gold was believed to preserve its energy inward, versus a shiny surface which was believed to radiate the gold’s energy outward.
These pale blue, vitreous chalcedony beads have a waxy luster and fine cut, giving the necklace a delicate sparkle and subtle presence. The name chalcedony originates from the Latin word „Chalcedonius“ and derives from an ancient sea port of Asia Minor, Chalcedon, now Kadikoy, Turkey.
43,5cm/ 17 inches