Belle Mort

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“Belle Mort” is French for “beautiful death,” which perfectly captures the mood ofthis necklace, an elegant, shimmering adornment of boldly contrasting colors and dark enchantment. This would make a lovely stealth devotional piece to wear in honor of a death deity such as Hela or Hades, and would also be very appropriately worn in honor of the ancestors in general, especially during the dark half of the year.

The central pendant is a finely detailed sterling silver skull and crossbones on a sterling silver European-style bail. The pendant adorns a strand of 6mm grade AA tourmalinated quartz rounds, interspersed with 8 mm grade AAA smoky titanium quartz rounds, chatoyant 3mm black obsidian rounds, pearlized grey and tiny faceted metallic silver Czech glass seed beads, red aurora borealis Czech crystal rondelles, and tiny half-electroplated deep red/metallic gunmetal Czech crystal rondelles.

IMG_8154IMG_8156IMG_8165IMG_8162IMG_8161IMG_8151The beads are strung on professional quality Beadalon beading wire, which is soft-drape clear-coated stainless steel, secured with crimps, and the ends are protected with wire guards. The beads connect to a length of silver-plated chain, which fastens with an easy-to-work fine silver-plated pewter lobster claw clasp. The entire necklace measures 22 1/2″ in circumference, but it can be shortened to 19 inches by using the chain. The pendant measures 1/2″ x 5/16″ (not including the bail) and dangles down about 5/8″ beneath the beads.

Titanium quartz (quartz crystal bonded with titanium) enhances physical and etheric energy, facilitates deep meditative states, and is a wonderful stone for trance channels, mediums, and other spirit workers, helping the wearer to maintain grounding while in a higher state of consciousness.

Tourmalinated quartz combines the grounding and shielding energy of black tourmaline with the energy amplification and consciousness-raising properties of clear quartz.

Obsidian enhances clairvoyance and divination, especially in the areas of love, relationships and spiritual development. It is powerfully protective, grounding and centering, and actively shields the wearer from negativity.

Metaphysically, silver is excellent for mental, emotional and physical release and cleansing, and wearing it stimulates psychic awareness.

The necklace is not blessed or consecrated, but I would be happy to do that for you prior to shipment at no extra charge.

This necklace is $65. (For those of you who follow my other blog, yes, you did just see it listed only yesterday at $110; I have also marked down the other seasonal necklaces I listed yesterday, as with the holidays coming I’m feeling generous, and pricing a bit lower than I normally would–when I am able to–is my way of thanking my loyal customers. Also, since some of these necklaces are seasonal, I am hoping they will move quickly.)

I do accept layaway, and would be happy to set up a payment plan for you if you really love this but it would be more convenient to pay for it over two or more installments. Please take a look at my layaway policy, then contact me and we’ll make the arrangements.

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