Green Serpentine Necklace
This necklace combines 2mm round faceted pale green serpentine, faceted pyrite and a gold-plated round pendant and rod bead from Columbia. The gold-plated center pendant and rod bead are exact replicas of Aztec 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 is 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.