Courage - Fine Silver, 24k Gold Pendant /Nephrite Jade
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Hand-Formed and carved in .999 fine silver along with a splash of 24k Gold (Keum-Boo) that complements the wonderful British Columbia sourced Jade gemstone. Reflecting those moments when "lifes' challenges" teaches much more than knowledge.
Inspired by the Asian shamanic dragon mask, the 24k gold highlights the angular forms (Strength) enveloped in the flowing forms (Wisdom). These elements are placed in balance by the teardrop shaped Jade gemstone (Prosperity). The symbolism of the mask refers to the hiding of our true Self behind the thoughts of who we are. Representing the letting go of the story of thoughts and allowing our heart to blossom: "This is Courage"
The 24k Gold (applied using the ancient Korean gilding technique of Keum Boo) overlay complements the rich greens of the natural Jade, is a representation of the Prosperity gained when we trust our heart. As such, this piece will make a wonderful Talisman to Strength and Prosperity.
The reverse of this pendant is highly decorated with the face of the Dragon revealed. For our true strength is hidden from view…
This piece has a medium patina (oxidized) producing the effect of a newly discovered heirloom that contains the courage of our ancestors. To contrast this effect, a smooth satin finish has been applied to the silver along with a touch of high gloss finish on the delicate highlights.
The .925 sterling silver chain attaches with a toggle clasp. The necklace length may be personalized up to 26" with no addition cost.
"To remove the mask, to overcome the perceptions of judgment, to offer our heart with no expectations brings the prosperity of Courage" - Styve
Pendant Length: 6 cm / 2.36"
Pendant Width: 3.5 cm / 1.37"
Necklace: Suspended from a 48 cm / 18.89"