Badriya is an African name that means “one who is like the full moon”. This statement Badriya Necklace features five Tuareg crosses, interspersed with Agate stone and Ethiopian silver beads.
Tuareg jewellery is traditionally made from silver and the intricately etched designs on the pendants are often rich with symbolism. The circle within the pendant is considered a symbol of fertility. These pendants are embedded with Black Onyx which is regarded as a protective stone that absorbs and transforms negative energy. It assists in developing emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress. Onyx is also said to foster wise decision-making.
Gorgeous nuggets of natural yellow Agate separate the crosses and bring an aura of warm radiance. This stone is said to help the wearer increase their inner vision and introspection, while dissolving tension and strengthening rational thought.
The colour yellow also encourages optimism, growth and brings things to a stage of maturity. In this respect, its symbolism ties into the full moon, where you reap the rewards of your labour.
It is finished on both sides with dried coconut shell heishi (discs), adding to the beautiful organic textures and form of this striking Badriya Necklace. A sterling silver clasp, chain and SHIKHAZURI charm complete it perfectly.