First the jewelry, then the totem description. This is a gorgeous necklace, centered around a Marcasite pendant of a tiger face with eyes of Mozambique garnet which was created in Thailand. It is strung with 8mm faceted dark Madeira topaz cubic zirconia beads with Sterling silver as spacers and highlights. (Included are two Bali diamond-shaped beads.). The necklace is 21 inches around, with a pendant drop of 2 inches, and closes with an attractive hook clasp of Sterling silver plate over white bronze. The diameter of the pendant is 40mm (approximately 1-5/8 inches).
This is one of two tiger totem necklaces being added to the shop today. I consider this one the dress-up version, so decided I should make a daytime version, too. It is offered as item 031816N.
Each of us has at least one animal totem in our lives. If you already know that yours is the tiger, this necklace may speak to you. Ted Andrews, in his book "Animal-Speak," says that there has always been a great deal of mysticism and mythology centered on the tiger and that a study of these associations will help you to identify its role in your life and possibly even past-life links to other parts of the world.
He goes on to say that if a tiger has entered your life, you can expect new adventures. Most tigers hunt slowly and silently, a tactic beneficial to learn for those with this totem. In addition, tigers are nocturnal hunters, and individuals with this totem will find their most effective work accomplished at night.
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