The SOLIS Necklace - named after The Sun; is a raw and natural Black Tourmaline, handcarved into a saber tooth, gold-plated, on a vermeil gold chain (18k gold-plated 925 sterling silver).
Chain length: 16" (40.6cm), 18" (45.5cm), 24" (61cm) or 30" (76cm). 24" length sits on the chest (so your crystal sits on your heart). Perfect to wear as is or layered. Our 16" and 24" chains are curb chains. Our 18" and 30" chains are ball chains.
Pendant size: due to the natural state of our crystals, every pendant has a unique size and shape. Our pendants range anywhere around 3.5cm and 5cm long.
Care: while crystals are not fragile, we recommend looking after your crystals and handle with care. Being gold-plated we recommend not wearing while swimming or showering.To get the most of your crystal, we recommend 'charging' and 'cleansing' them in the sun, once per week. All of our crystals are natural, without the use of dyes and gamma-irradiation (heat to induce colour).
All natural crystals possess an amazing energy of natural healing and protection. We recommend having a crystal on you at all times, in your living space, your work space and even under your pillow, while you sleep.
The meaning of Black Tourmaline: Ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells. Today this stone is still revered as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It guards against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy.
Black Tourmaline is also a powerful grounding stone; electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.
The majority of our crystal pendants are handcarved by villagers in India. Within these villages, many of the women (and men) can not work; yet they possess amazing skills. There is no factory, they simply work from their homes. We're primarily focusing on empowering these amazing people. Unlike here, every cent makes a huge difference to their lives.