Hessonite Teardrop NecklaceSC-19-N-04
These 2mm faceted round hessonite beads are combined with a faceted ruby and pyrite bead and worked with multiple Vermeil beads. The gold plated teardrop pendant is an exact replica of Aztec jewelry found in the Gold Museum in Bogota, Columbia. By using the same antique techniques as the pre-Columbians did, the original gold look and 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.