Here's a simple, very fun necklace with lots of movement! It will complement your fashionable summer whites beautifully! Tiny amethysts and purple pearls provide just a spot of color.
Kunz (below) says pearls are the gem of the moon and of Venus. Silver is Moon's metal. Johari (below) agrees that Pearl is the stone of the moon but gives
diamond to Venus. In his discussion of pearls, Johari gives the standard list of 9 pearl types. There is at least one type not enumerated in the Vedic text, the exceedingly rare snail pearl. As I recall, there is a photo of the snail pearl in
the gorgeous book Pearls associated with the Natural History Museum's marvelous pearl exhibit which you might enjoy (see link below).
To get back to this necklace, here we have ordinary cultured freshwater pearls. "Ordinary" in the sense that cultured pearls are common today, produced in vast quantities.
"Extraordinary" in that each pearl is produced by a living creature. The standard explanation (not the Vedic one by the way) is that the poor animal secretes beautiful,
lustrous nacre to cover irritating foreign material which gets into its shell, and man takes advantage of it. Think about it: the oyster or other mollusc could just as easily coat the
offending material with some gelatinous goo or something, but no, it coats it with
something gorgeous. Johari gives rituals for wearing a pearl which include the recitation of the mantra of Moon
god 108 or 11,000 times. I note this not in any way to make fun of traditional practices but rather to illustrate the vast divide between ourselves and people with intense
sensitivity to the magical character of "this garden universe," to quote the Moody Blues' lovely phrase. He goes on to list a great many conditions which various tinctures of
pearl can cure.
This necklace also contains amethysts, the third stone in the third row of the Hoshen, Aaron's breastplate (breastplate of judgment) mentioned in Ex. 28:15-21.
By its placement there, amethyst is associated with Issachar. Kunz gives many attributes of amethyst including perhaps the most famous: as an antidote to drunkenness. His convoluted explanation
of how this idea arose is as charming as the legends themselves. Ahsian (below) gives amethyst to the wind element with the attribution of divine connection.
This set honors the wind element with all its dancing dangles. Won't you order it today and enjoy the magic of pearls and amethysts?
LOVE BEADS: This piece includes "love beads," beads given to me after the fire by friends and strangers. The necklace carries the energy of their loving concern.