- This pendulum is named "Red Lotus". Its unique weight-stone is a stack of three highly polished, faceted disks of Red Tiger's Eye that are stacked up like a layer cake and set between sterling silver mounts. The "stacked stone" allows you to see and experience more of the stone's wonderfully chatoyant, mesmerizing markings. It also creates a surprisingly strong, well balanced swing. The detachable sterling silver chain is adorned with accents of more Red Tiger's Eye (in smaller "stacks"), and Hematite, all set with sterling silver mounts.
The sterling silver fob (holding piece) is a beautifully shaped lotus blossom that sits inside a teardrop shaped border and decorated with 21 lovely, faceted, sparkling Marcasites. For measurements and other details, click the "Details" tab above.
- The Lotus is a symbol of transcendence, beauty, purity, enlightenment, and rebirth. The lotus grows from its muddy roots, up through the water, to blossom above the surface where it absorbs sunlight. This is a metaphor for the soul's journey and the human condition. We rise from the mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, to unfold in the warmth of the sun (enlightenment), unmuddied by our messy beginnings.
Measurements - Overall length of pendulum is a hair under 9". The chain length is 6". Weight-stone (including mountings) measures 1 3/4" high by 5/8" wide. Fob is 1 1/8" high by 3/4" wide. All measurements are approximate.
The length of this pendulum is designed for optimal swing and wearability, however, if you prefer, you can order with a longer chain - up to 4 additional inches (see "Chain Length" option box). Additional length adds extra sterling links to the chain, but the number of beads is unchanged.
All metal parts (chain, clasp, fob, mountings, and connectors) are sterling silver. All stones are genuine. Please note: 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.)
Sterling Silver - This pendulum is made with sterling silver and contains no base metal parts. Sterling silver is a beautiful and durable alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metal, usually copper. Pendulums made with sterling silver are more sensitive to subtle energy vibrations than those that are constructed with base metals (alloys that use nickle, zinc, lead, and/or tin).
Caring for your sterling silver - If worn or used much, sterling will eventually oxidize and develop a lovely patina - a nice warm glow accentuated by darkened (tarnished) areas. You can either leave it this way, or if you prefer a bright and shiny surface, gently polish with a treated cloth to remove the oxidation. Never use abrasive cleansers or expose to salts. Store in a cool dry place.