Turquoise colored howlite thunderbird is the focal on a gorgeous necklace of cobalt blue lapis lazuli, white howlite and turquoise howlite gemstone beads. Large sterling silver beads add sparkle and shine.
The necklace is approximately 18 1/2 inches long with a 4 inch sterling silver extender chain and sterling silver lobster clasp. The body portion of the thunderbird is approximately 2 1/4 inches long by 1 inch wide.
The necklace is inspired by the Southwest. The Thunderbird is the bringer of rain to the desert. We paired the bird with deep blues and turquoise found in the sky over the desert. The white howlite is for the clouds, and the shimmer of the rain is represented by the sterling silver beads.
This is a bold, substantial statement, designed for the confident, self-reliant woman. It can be worn as an accessory with a business suit, with a simple T-shirt for more casual events, or even with an evening outfit for an audacious statement. How ever you wear this piece, you may be confident that it is a unique, one of a kind piece.
The coins in the third picture are a 2016 US Lincoln Head penny we used as a size gag. The larger lower coin is a 1960 Halfpenny (Ha'penny). The third very small coin is a Jewish Mite from between 103-76 BC. The later two are more for the history and interest than as size gags.
There is another reason why we added the older coins. The stones we use are beyond ancient, having been formed when the earth was formed. Working with rocks that are millions of years old is awe inspiring. We both feel the same way when we hold a coin from ancient Israel, a coin made famous in the story of the widow's donation. Does this make us romatics? Unabashedly. We are jewelry designers - romance is all a part of that art form.
The Thunderbird has many meanings within Native American culture. It is, among others, a symbol of power and of an Indomitable Spirit.
White Howlite helps strengthen memory, and a desire for knowledge. It is a calming stone, helps encourage emotional and artistic expression, and patience. It can help focus the mind to assist with the achievement of goals.
Lapis Lazuli releases stress and brings peace and tranquility. It can enhance honesty, compassion and morality. It inspires confidence, self-expression, clarity of thought, creativity and objectivity.
*Metaphysical information is given for your interest. Rivendell Rock Jewelry makes no claims for the healing value of any of our jewelry.