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Bloodmilk

Mini Nyx necklace. Sterling sparrow claws and labradorite.

$220.00

Bloodmilk

Mini Nyx necklace. Sterling sparrow claws and labradorite.

$220.00

Inspired by my 'Crystal Tomb' series in which cast sparrow and starling claws hold pyramid shaped quartz and obsidian, the mini Nyx necklace features two sparrow claws cradling a stunning "full moon" rose cut labradorite.

Named after Nyx, the Greek Goddess, (in some tales the Titan) of Night or Darkness, this piece speaks to the themes in my 'Belonging to the Darkness' ring series. Born of Chaos, Nyx is also associated with having powers of prophecy and gives oracles. In other tales, she is associated with being at the cusp of creation and is the mother of Sleep (Hypnos), Death (Thanatos) as well as the three Fates. As a figure cloaked in mystery, she represents all aspects of darkness, the fertile, life giving aspects, as well as the more shadowy ones. The "full moon" labradorite illuminates the darker aspects of night and adds a potent talismanic quality to the piece.

 

Growing up I had a lot of Labradorite jewelry, given to me for their helping properties, in particular for their ability to relieve anxiety & melancholy. It is also said to be used to dispel negativity & fear, acting as a kind of psychic armor to more troubling & turbulent emotions. As a 'sister' to moonstone, Labradorite is often associated with the more "darker" aspects of the Goddess, in her Crone form, full of the experience & wisdom of life and death, associated with the darker moon: waning through new moon phases.
It is also a stone of transformation, and is said to help those with intuitive gifts to awaken and realize their full potential as well as helping enhance creative talents. It also ranks as one of the most protective stones, shielding its wearer from negativity. Much like its 'sister' moonstone, Labradorite has been used and worn in many cultures and tribes for both its incredible natural beauty, and for its potent magical properties. 
****Please note that Labradorite is a natural stone so clarity and color will vary from stone to stone. Labradorite has natural lines and inclusions and varies in shades of green to shades of blue. If you have any concerns over the stone that will be randomly chosen for you ring, please contact me after purchase and i will help you. ***



The highly detailed sparrow claws are much smaller than the larger version of this necklace, & here they appear to hold the stone "tighter". A sterling bezel frame holds the labradorite so both the domed front and smooth back are viewed, allowing the stone to "breathe".  Entirely made in sterling silver, the piece is paired with my signature bar link chain, and oxidized to my favorite shade of gloomy gray, and polished to highlight the silver underbelly, revealing all the amazing details of the claws. The small design of this necklace makes it ideal to layer with larger and longer pieces.

The pendant is 1.05 inches wide (26.7mm) at its widest & stands 1.28 inches tall (32.7mm).

The Labradorite is 15mm (0.59 inch) round.
The chain length is 16" long in the images.



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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.

Please understand that the color & flash of each stone will vary, however each one will possess these beautiful qualities that this stone is known for.