Dimensions:18 inches / 45 cm
Liquid silver chain with turquoise beading and eagle and feather design. From top of eagle wing to bottom tip of feathers is about 4.5 cms (one and three quarter inches).
Chain is liquid silver chain, as shown in the photograph. Liquid silver is a term used to describe a type of sterling silver chain made from tiny tubes of silver strung together.
The eagle stands on a round turquoise cabachon (as a natural product this shows some variation in colour). Within the silver liquid chain are a series of three silver and turquoise beads each side of the eagle which add colour and detail to this beautifully crafted piece.
This necklace matches the Eagle and Turquoise Earrings
Made by a Native American artist in USA.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Spiritual recognition
The eagle is held sacred by many traditions, but especially so in the Native American tradition. The eagle flies high, symbolically close to spirit, and its cry is like a high-pitched screech, calling to spirit for recognition. The eagle teaches us to live our lives on earth while remaining connected to the spirit realms. It teaches us to follow our true path - that which is really meant to be happening in our life for the greater good. So in this way the eagle is connected to courage - the ability to follow what is right, and to confront our fears, as that is how we change to become better and happier people. Eagle can see far from his high-flying position, so symbolically relates to seeing the bigger picture, not getting involved in things that aren't important.
- Connection to Spirit
Feathers are used consistently throughout Native American crafts and ceremonial tools. Birds fly inbetween the earth and the sky and as such feathers represent this connection between us as humans and Great Spirit. Of course a feather is not essential to contact God or be in tune with Spirit. It is a tool - a reminder. Feathers are like a link. You can hold them while praying, you can use a feather to brush smudge smoke over you for cleansing the aura and can have them in crafts and jewellery about you to remind you that you are always connected to Spirit.
Note: Feathers in crafts on Holisticshop are usually from birds found on the edge of roads.
- Balanced, soothing, spiritual
Turquoise is said to be a perfect balance of male and female force and has a restful, soothing energy. Due to its balanced nature, it's a good stone to have around during the development of psychic and spiritual skills as it reminds us to be more aware of our intuition without losing track of earthly reality. As a tool, it can be beneficial for astral travellers or meditators.
Additionally, the peaceful energy can remind us to try and remain calm during emotional unrest and develop friendships rather than enemies.