Turquoise Longhorn Skull Pendant on Azurite & Matte Onyx Necklace
Necklace Length: 33 inches
Pendant Drop: 2.5 inches
Pendant Width: 3.3 inches
Lobster Claw Clasp
Pendant is hand-crafted out of Tibetan silver, scrimshaw carved cattle bone, and a teardrop shaped turquoise stone.
TURQUOISE got its name from early trade routes - Europeans ended up getting the stone from the Turkish bazaars. Turquoise has been a prominent stone throughout most cultures for thousands of years. It is seen as a symbol of wisdom and nobility.
AZURITE's name comes from the Persian word for blue. The stone itself ranges in color from royal blue to medium green. It was the stone used in Ancient Egypt to create the blue Eye of Horus - a talisman of protection. Ground Azurite was also used to paint the blue robes of Mary in many early Christian paintings.
ONYX is one of the most anciently used stones with admirers from even the earliest human civilizations. The stone was historically used as amulets to either be worn or embedded in weaponry or armor to increase the strength and protection of warriors in battle.