This pendant is one of a series of unique collaborative works containing New Zealand Aotea cabochons.
Aotea stone is unique to one small valley on the west coast of the South Island of Aotearoa (New Zealand). This is the only area in the world where Fuchsite and Kyanite are found together in a Quartz matrix. This makes it a very special stone of Aotearoa. Due to the layering of the minerals no two stones are ever the same, and the colour ranges between white/turquoise/green/blue/black. Aotea carries a very strong healing energy.
The Aotea cabochon was carved by New Zealand carver Miki McPherson.
I handcut this sterling silver Flower of Life design using a tiny sawblade, (no casting or laser cutting!), and set a beautiful Aotea cabachon onto it using a lotus claw setting.
The Flower of Life is an ancient Sacred Geometric design based around the circle. It is made up of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles that form a flower pattern with sixfold symmetry. This design contains ancient, theological value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. It is a visual expression of the connections life weaves through all things. In sacred geometry the circle represents the sphere in 2 dimensions. It is one of the most universal symbol known to man and the ultimate representation of the unity and inseparability of all things.
This piece is 4cm in diameter, and is hung on a 45cm long sterling silver chain.
Your purchase will come carefully packaged in a gift box complete with wax seal.