etched flower mandala necklace with abalone
This one-of-a-kind design features a hand-cut brass flower, comprised of two layers of hand-etched brass with an intricate flower mandala design. A polished abalone cabochon is nestled within a brass bezel. The 18 inch long brass chain allows the pendant to rest perfectly upon the chest. This is an eye-catching necklace, is perfect for layering and can easily be dressed up or down.
Abalone is a type of mollusk that has ear-shaped shells, as well as feet and tentacles. It clings to rocks near the shores and is usually consumed by other marine species. Because Abalone is known to be the home of underwater animals, the patterns you see within it are often formed and shaped from the seaweed diet of the mollusks. As they eat different seaweed varieties, different patterns form, often in mesmerizing and pretty ways.
As Abalone is connected to the sea, it also signifies the tides of emotions. It will keep you emotionally stable even if you are experiencing changing emotions. It will guard you against hurtful words, thoughts, and actions. It will also keep you anchored even if you feel like you will be swept away by the events that are taking place in your life.