This necklace features a gemstone pendant of vibrant orange agate. The cord on which it is strung is wrapped in hand painted silk, dyed to complement the colours of the pendant. A unique necklace, ideal for day or night wear. Each side of the pendant is different and it can be worn either way.
One-of-a-kind hand painted silk and pendant necklace
Total length approx 45 cm (18 inches)
Pendant size: 67 x 44 mm
100% silk with agate slice gemstone pendant, leather cord filler and metal findings
Care: do not wet. Polish the gemstone with a microfibre cloth if soiled.
Ships in a gift bag
Arati Devasher designs and hand paints each piece of silk at her studio in Finchley, London. No stencils or printing techniques are used.
What is agate?
Agate is a variety of translucent banded chalcedony – a microcrystalline quartz – named after the Achetes River in Sicily. Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas, often with crystalline druzy growing over the layers of agate.
The healing power of both precious and semi-precious gemstones is a long-held belief in both Eastern and Western cultures. Gemstones and crystals have been used to make healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon, and through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilisations.
Agate has traditionally been used to balance energy, enhance creativity, provide protection, speed healing, calm the senses and generally provide physical, mental and emotional good fortune. It's believed to be a 'good luck' stone, said to enhance longevity. As far as relationships go, agate is believed to be a stone of marital and romantic fidelity.
Arrived really quickly in beautiful wrapping, as lovely as the pictures on the website!
Very pleased with my silk scarf. It looked exactly like the photo online. Despatch was efficient and I was notified . A very good service all round.
Beautiful ribbon. I can’t wait to use it at my wedding! Thank you.
This is a simply beautiful tie. I also comes beautifully packaged. An exquisite gift.
I liked the item at first sight! It is as beautiful as I saw on the picture but there’s one thing; the silk cloth covering the beads was not painted in black but in black to yellow gradation, which made this necklace more special :)
What a lovely shop! Difficult to choose just one scarf. Beautifully gift wrapped too.
An exquisitely made and painted scarf that carries an aura of specialness, it arrived promptly and was beautifully packaged to make it a perfect gift.
Exactly as shown. Lovely colours and design.
I bought this for a friend and I cannot wait for her to open it - I know she'll love the colours, one of a kind design and the beautiful gift wrapping!