This design is called "Hope". It's a multi-sided, beautifully polished, tapered point of Green Aventurine that suspends on a detachable sterling silver chain with sterling clad accents of Green Aventurine and green Nephrite Jade.
The fob (holding piece) is an ergonomically shaped sterling silver Gingko leaf that's detailed on both sides. The Gingko leaf represents endurance, vitality, longevity, hope, love, protection, and duality. See "Details" tab for more information.
The Gingkotree has survived on our planet for millions of years. Truly ancient, the leaves of the Ginkgo were, for many herbivorous dinosaurs, the major part of their diet. Confucius is said to have sat under the shade of an ancient Gingko tree reading, thinking, and teaching. Regarded as bearers of hope, six Ginkgo trees in Hiroshima, Japan, which live on today having survived the devastating 1945 atomic bomb, are evidence of the Ginkgo's amazing power of endurance. The Ginkgo tree and its leaves are symbolic of endurance, vitality, longevity, hope, love, and protection. The two-lobed fan shaped leaf is also considered a symbol of duality - the balance of opposing energies (yin and yang).
Measurements. Overall length of pendulum is 8 1/8". The chain length is 5 1/4" (including lobster claw clasp). Weight-stone (including mounting) measures between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". All measurements are approximate.
All metal parts (chain, clasp, fob, mountings, and connectors) are sterling silver. All stones are genuine. As these are natural stones, depth of color, size, and patterns in each stone may vary slightly.
How to wear this pendulum: This pendulum's chain has a clasp that allows you to detach the weight-stone so you can wear it as a pendant - simply by slipping it onto your own neck chain or satin cord. Or you can wear the whole pendulum by using a pendulum-to-pendant adapter, or simply by threading a neck chain or cord through one of the links in the pendulum's chain and letting both ends dangle. (Adapter and neck chain sold separately - see related items below.)