Lin Necklace (SOLD)
The name “Lin” is a Chinese word meaning “forest” or “jade”, an apt name given the prominence of the stone in this African green Jade necklace, as well as the effect it produces of enveloping the beads like a curtain of leaves in a forest. It features:
- African Jade stones from South Africa
- Two statement beads from South Sudan
- West African brass beads
- Handmade brass chain, clasp and SHIKHAZURI charm
- Packaged in a handmade banana leaf jewellery box lined with Maasai shuka and Kenya kanga fabric
- A Certificate of Authenticity and signed story card
SYMBOLISM & STORY
The two statement beads from South Sudan are embedded with brass and copper wire. They display the incredibly intricate craftsmanship of local artisans in South Sudan using methods that are passed down from generation to generation; it is one of many examples of the remarkably beautiful adornment that originates from this region.
Jade is generally regarded to symbolise serenity and purity, and helps to dispel negative thoughts, provide mental clarity and provide protection from harm. Its positive attributes also include the ability to attract wealth, prosperity and promote patience. In fact, businessmen who believe in these qualities are known to carry amulets of the stone into business negotiations to counsel them during negotiations and to help foster sound relationships. Since it is known as the “dream stone” it can also help to translate one’s vision into reality. Wear it when you need to attract good luck and harmony your way.
Twist the necklace so that it hugs your neck snuggly, or let both strands drape elegantly – your style, your rules! Don’t you just love jewellery that’s ravishing as well as versatile?