"Badria is an Afghan name that means "moon-like," and the enchanting light and dark qualities of this necklace are evocative of the moon.
The first focal point of this one-of-a-kind necklace is the elegant Afghan artisan-crafted black onyx pendant. The pendant was made in a traditional way by melting down coins and doing all filigree and inlay work by hand. The pendant, including the dangles, measures 2 1/2" by 2 3/4." Framing the pendant are twelve faceted sterling silver beads resting between faceted black onyx beads.
Onyx allows us to let go, relax, and flow with the natural energies. It also helps relieve stress, balance our emotions and gives us the strength to persevere. It is associated with the crown and heart chakras and with the astrological signs Cancer and Aquarius.
Rutile intensifies the properties of its host stone, so rutilated quartz enhances quartz's properties of bringing focus, clarity, and stimulating positive thoughts. It is associated with the heart and third eye chakras and the astrological signs Leo and Capricorn.
Silver draws out negative energy and encourages non-judgement and self-approval (source: www.thatcrystalsite.com).