These earrings are made of jewelry wire hoops wrapped with ten 4mm obsidian beads around the outside edge. Hanging in the center is a black 20mm magnasite flat skull.
The hoops measure 38mm or 1 1/2 inches, with the beads added the overall diameter is approx. 46mm or 2 inches.
Available in copper, antique copper, bronze and plated silver. Plus Sterling silver is available by custom order. Contact us if interested.
Memento Mori Jewelry, with its unflinching use of symbols of death and its purposeful message, "Remember you must die" was widely worn in Western Europe during the 16th century. Still popular today, skull and skeleton jewelry is a constant reminder that life is temporary and heaven should be the ultimate goal, its intention is to encourage virtuous living, because tomorrow you may die.
Obsidian is believed to help one recognize the darker side of their nature so that it can evolve and be illuminated. It protects from negativity and grounds one to the Earth's heart.
The Aztecs used it for divination and called it "Tezcatilipoca" or Shining Mirror. According to legend Dr. Dee, the famous alchemist hired by England's Queen Elizabeth I, used a piece of obsidian for his scrying sessions.
Obsidian is called "dragon glass" in the Game of Thrones series.
Cleaning Copper: This is uncoated copper so it will tarnish! Many people like the antiqued look and others want their copper to stay bright. To remove the oxidation simply put vinegar or lemon juice on it and allow to set a couple of minutes while the acid restores the shine. Rinse in water and then dry. Buff with a polishing cloth and it looks like a new lucky copper penny!
Copper is conductive so many people believe it helps the energy flow through the body relieving ailments like arthritis, rheumatism and any painful condition. Can be worn for general healing and to prevent sickness. To be most effective wear in on the left side of the body if right-handed and the reverse for left-handers.
History Notes: In ancient Mesopotamia, it was attributed to the Queen of Heaven as well as the goddesses associated with the planet Venus: Ishtar, Astarte and Inanna (their Sumerian predecessor). In Roman times, this included Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
Also it was sacred to the Sun in Babylon as well as the Pacific Northwest (US). Its association with past solar attributes makes it a lucky metal to be used with good fortune gemstones.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Palace Gallery does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
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