Shiva Eye Necklace
$19.95 exc. GST
Shiva Eye set in Sterling Silver overlay.
Also known as Shiva Shell or sometimes Pacific Cat’s Eye, Shiva Eye is a stunning natural gem whose pattern is completely made by Mother Nature. Discovered on the seabed in the shallow tropical waters of Thailand and Indonesia, the gem is actually the protective door found at the opening of the Turban Snail’s shell, which towards the end of the snail’s natural life, detaches and sinks to the seabed. Although each spiral is similar in pattern, as with all organic gemstones, each one will vary slightly.
Across the gem-rich countries of India, Tibet and Sri Lanka, many Hindus worship the god Shiva. Many pictures of Shiva show a third eye in the middle of the god’s forehead and it is from this that the gem’s name is derived.
The metal is sterling silver overlay. Silver overlay is a uses a process of adding a thick layer of silver over the base metal and is more durable and more attractive than silver plated products. It has the appearance of solid sterling at a reduced cost but will far out last plated products.
Weight: 39 Gms
Length: 18 “