bullet casing necklace with deerskin leather and goldstone
This unique, steampunk-style necklace features a .38 recycled bullet casing wrapped with tan deerskin leather, adorned with brass arrows and finished with a polished goldstone point. 22-inch long brass chain is decorated with matching beadwork in brass tones and includes genuine goldstone beads. This piece is versatile enough to be worn by either sex.
Often mistaken as a mineral, goldstone is actually a glittering manmade glass. In gem folklore, it was first produced accidentally. The legend has many variations. Some say a monk, or factory worker, randomly knocked copper shavings into molten glass, others say alchemists discovered it during their attempts to produce gold, and still others believe monks practicing alchemy created the secret recipe.
Goldstone is said to be a master healer, stabilizing emotions and aiding in staying calm. Used as an energy generator and a good deflector of unwanted energies, therefore is a protection stone. It helps one set goals that are often lofty and work to attain them. Goldstone also has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones and easing arthritic pain, which is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
In Native American belief, arrows signified direction, force, movement, power and direction of travel.