Ancient Ancestors Talisman Necklace


Cuttlefish Bone Cast Sterling Silver Asian Inspired Pendant with Black Onyx and Carnelian on 16″ Rope Chain

Search deep for the ancestral connections within your being with the assistance of the Ancient Ancestors Talisman.

Black onyx helps center and align oneself with the higher powers that be.  It can enhance ones ability to connect to their roots.  Black onyx can encourage one to follow their own path and become the master of their future.  Black onyx and carnelian help to banish grief and sorrow.  Carnelian protects against envy, fear, and rage.  It can help increase perceptiveness and the ability to awaken hidden talents.

This one of a kind sterling silver pendant has three set stones: two black onyx and one carnelian.  It comes on a 16″ rope chain and both chain and pendant are oxidized creating an antique look.  It was created using a process known as cuttlefish bone casting.

Cuttlefish bone casting is an ancient technique that is fairly simple, but it is often difficult to get the desired results.  The bone in the body of the cuttlefish is slightly flat and oblong.  A piece of this bone is cut in half and sanded so the two pieces fit together smoothly to create the mold.  The design is then carved into one side of the soft cuttlefish bone to create a negative space.  A paintbrush is used to sweep away any debris left in the carved area.  This also helps to emphasize the texture created by the cuttlefish bone.  The two pieces of bone are then bound together with wire to hold them together taut.

Next the metal is melted and poured into the cuttlefish mold.  During the pouring process the heat of the metal destroys the mold, providing only one chance to have a successful pour.  If the metal does not travel all the way through the mold one must start again from the beginning with a new piece of bone.  Depending on the complexity of the design, cuttlefish bone casting can be a difficult process filled with trial and error.  With the current options available there are easier and more effective ways of casting.  But the amazing textures created by the variations in the cuttlefish are hard to duplicate with any other process.

Each purchase is shipped in a black velvet gift bag.

Pendant Height: 2.75″
Necklace Length: 16″

Genuine Black Onyx
Genuine Carnelian
Sterling Silver 925
Oxidized Sterling Silver Rope Chain