Mined since 4,000 BC by the ancient Egyptians, malachite is said to bring peace and restore harmony to the wearer. Combined with onyx, the defender against all negative and unhappy emotions, our sterling silver, malachite and onyx necklace is a necklace of strength and beauty.
The green malachite and polished black onyx round beads are natural, as is the malachite used in the long cylinder beads. The long cylinder malachite has been capped with etched sterling silver that matches the etching present on the all sterling silver long beads.
A gorgeous chased sterling/mixed white metal heart pendant hangs from the decorative coordinating bail and is 3.5 inches in length. It has been hand made and extensively chased in our Kathmandu workshop, with a small malachite cabochon set on the bail and a larger tear drop onyx cabochon at the middle. The double fish design on the front signifies double fortune and luck,and the prancing dear on the reverse side signifies longevity and prosperity.
This handmade piece is 21.5 inches long, and is strung on many strands of hand dyed Chinese silk. It is finished with a heavy handmade, decorative Bali sterling silver toggle clasp and is hand knotted between each bead and .
This very unique and striking necklace is expertly constructed with quality materials, and intended to last a lifetime. The matching sterling silver earrings and cuff bracelet are available under separate listings.