Comet Neck Cuff in Sterling Silver & Turquoise
Inspired by tribal adornment of bold symbolic chest and neck pieces, two cylindrical hand carved turquoise stones encircle the neck with their adjoining sterling silver wire, mimicking the light trail of a comet. Comets were considered protective gifts to the Pawnee - the sky god and prophet ‘Pahokatawa’ came to the earth as a meteor and told the Pawnee to fear not the gifts from the sky.
Turquoise, stone of the sky, is considered by Native Americans to be protective and a bestower of goodness, and has been valued for its beauty and spiritual qualities for thousands of years. Natural American turquoise varies in hue from a brilliant bright blue to pale, serene aqua and can contain matrixed inclusions of earthy stone or pyrite in black and brown speckles. Long prized for its strength in aligning the chakras, turquoise can aid in furthering peace of mind and enhancing a meditative state.