Ancient modern key
This piece is designed as a power generator and dispeller of negativity, and references an ancient looking key. A circular box of hammered and oxidized sterling silver is set with a small tourmalated quartz and hold a beautifully cut piece of snowflake obsidian from my favorite lapidary artisan in New York.
Snowflake Obsidian is formed when the felsic lava from a volcano rapidly cools down with very minimum crystal growth. It's basically a volcanic glass that formed as an igneous rock.
A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns.
Tourmalinated Quartz combines the properties of Tourmaline and Clear Quartz Crystal. Tourmaline purifies ones own energies and protects from negativity, while Quartz amplifies energies focused through it. This combination makes Tourmaline Quartz a powerful shield-stone that, depending on the desired intent of the wearer, can amplify and return negative energy, like a mirror spell, or can convert the negative energy into positive energy for the wearer.
A powerfully protective talisman, this piece is strung on an 18" oxidized sterling silver chain as shown. The pendant measures 2.5 inches by 1 inch at the widest point.
One of a kind.