I spent time in Japan last year…and this country with the most expressive of aesthetics has swallowed me up alive! Wherever you go, the Japanese love of the colour red is evident from small every day items such as tiny sweets to bold coffee cups and elaborate kimonos. Its natural partner is black, and together these strong colours give rise to boldest most eye pleasing of pieces. Luscious slices of Botswana Agate (in silver –plated bezels) are paired with organic Lava, sleek Russian Onyx and contrasted with red Agates, scarlet veined Howlite, Garnet and the smoothest vermillion pearls. The extension chain allows for wearing this necklace like a choker high up or lower on the décolletage.
But besides the incredibly powerful visual of red & black it is the meaning that is so very important. Red is considered the most powerful colour in traditional Japanese society, representing strong emotions. Red also represents love and intimacy, including sexual desire and the life force and energy in people. Wow – so really – shouldn’t we all be wearing red & black?
Like all our pieces, it is one of a kind, handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay.
This luxurious statement necklace is made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Botswana Agate set into silver –plated bezels from Jaipur, India
- Howlite from Hong Kong
- Lava from Indonesia
- Pearls from Shanghai
- Onyx from Russia
- Recycled Sea Glass from the USA
- Agates from Brazil
- Garnet from India
- Silver-plated beads from Bali, Ring from Seoul and Chain from India
- Approximate length: adjustable; 27-34 cm
The Ministry of Awe Statement Necklacewill be shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world …beautifully gift wrapped and ready as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special.