En Tribe Neck Cuff in Sterling Silver & Lapis
Inspired by tribal adornment of bold symbolic chest and neck pieces, two inward facing inlayed lapis lazuli arrows rest on the collar bones while joined by a sterling silver wire that contours around the neck. The native American belief is that having an arrow point to the left wards off evil, and to the right, promotes protection of self.
Prevalent in ancient Egyptian jewellery, and a symbol of royalty and wisdom, lapis lazuli is characterised by its intense, midnight blue hue and shimmering golden flecks. A combination of three minerals, - lazurite, calcite and pyrite - lapis lazuli is in legend said to ‘have existed before time was born’. An ancient stone reminiscent of the night sky and shining stars, this parallel explains its spiritual importance in connecting the physical plane with the celestial kingdom. Enhancing wisdom, intuition and the growth of psychic abilities.