This striking mens necklace features tiger eye beads in deep shades. Tigers’ eye is one of my favorite gemstones to work with because of its fascinating qualities. At first the striations and tawny colors seem sort of unassuming, but then the light catches them just so, and “bam!” there’s that flash of rich coloration. In a way, the beads are like their counterpart in nature which blends in until just the right moment. For the necklace design, I created segments of tiger eye tube beads alternated with tiger eye rounds. These sections are separated by gold-plate bicones and gold-tone cutout tube beads. A hook clasp completes the design.
The necklace measures 20 inches in length which would generally fall between the top and second button of a shirt for a man, but this length can be adjusted if you wish. Tigereye was favored as a gemstone by Roman warriors because it was thought to have protective powers as well as assisting in being all-seeing. The stone has also been worn to strengthen convictions and give courage in adversity. This handsome necklace combines ancient symbolism and a contemporary design.
OOAK with genuine tiger eye
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