357 magnum etched bullet casing necklace with lapis lazuli
Elegant necklace made of recycled 357 magnum bullet casing, which I hand-etched with an intricate flower mandala design, then decorated with brass filigree and a Swarovski gemstone. A faceted lapis lazuli point fills the casing. Full pendant measures approximately 2.5 inches in length and is very lightweight. Finished with a 27-inch long brass chain.
Made from a combination of minerals, including lazurite, calcite and pyrite, lapis lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time. It is known to have been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians, as beautiful amulets and jewelry made from lapis lazuli stones were discovered in the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh, King Tutankhamen. It's deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
A stone of protection, lapis lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty and compassion. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis lazuli assists to confront and speak one's truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in the expression of feeling and emotions.