Abalone Swallow Bird Hand-carved Blue Paua Shell Necklace with Sterling Silver Filigree Finish
Swallows are seen as a symbol of hope, faith, freedom and new beginnings. In ancient Greece, the swallow was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and was believed to bring good luck and happiness. The swallow also represents love, care and affection towards family and friends. What characterises swallows most is their instinct of partnership. Throughout its life, it will only have one mate, so when you are reminded of the swallow, what would come to mind is about the way we are dealing with relationships. They call us to remember the things that we have done with our partners lately. Have we given them compliments and did things for their favour? Not because they told us to but because we wanted to? What is our general attitude towards our spouses? Have we been amiss lately or have been inflicting pain and remorse in them? In Celtic symbolism, the swallow stands for a variation in the gender roles. It is the male who first creates the nest, and then woos a mate to it through its singing. This may be a welcome idea if we can only shed the traditional roles that society has placed upon us.
On an intuitive level, Abalone helps to stimulate psychic development and intuition while promoting the power of imagination. It has a soothing vibration that can help calm emotions during deep healing and will emotionally support the growth of Self. Physically, Abalone can heal the body within the Chakras but resonates most with the Third Eye, Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras. Within Third Eye Chakra, it will stimulate psychic intuition. Within the Heart Chakra it will help to gently clear and release emotions of fear, sorrow or any other negative feelings held. Within the Solar Plexus, it will use the power of Nature to re-install the Power of Self.
The bird pendant itself is 3.6 cms (1.4 inches) from the tip to the top and 2.5 cms (0.98 inches) wide. The chain itself is 44 cms (17.32 inches) long. Together with the pendant the necklace hangs about 26 cms (10.23 inches) down the chest. This is one of 5 Abalone bird necklaces Feather Tribe sell.
The amazing multi-coloured Abalone / Paua Shell is the most unique shell Feather Tribe have! Being predominantly a blue-ish/green colour and full of rainbow spectrum flecks and natural patterns. They are an absolute crowd-stopper, amazing to look at, and the energy in them feels incredible to wear. A thing to note with the shell birds, as incredibly beautiful they are, they can also be very fragile! You must wear them with care, and treat them with utmost love (as you should any of your possessions!). If worn too roughly, they are prone to snap! Which is always so heartbreaking :-( Luckily, Feather Tribe do have a 1 month breakage policy or you can do a DIY fix with some super-glue (they’ve found this is really easy and often makes the piece stronger afterwards too!). All shells are sustainably sourced and fair traded from the clear waters of Indonesia. The bird pendant has a Sterling Silver filigree finish and comes on a silver plated chain.
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