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Snowflake Obsidian Choker

Snowflake Obsidian Choker


This one-of-kind choker is made of the finest:
Genuine Bone, Sterling Silver, Snowflake Obsidian gemstones and Melon Conch Shell.

Designed and handcrafted by Ralph P. Brown, Obsidian is the result of volcanic lava coming in contact with water. The glossy texture of the stone is caused by the quick cooling of the lava when poured into a lake or ocean. Snowflake obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind, body and spirit. The blackness of this stone enhances the ability to reach your inner self. Can also relieve muscle cramps and is a detoxification stone.

The original purpose of the choker was to protect the Indians’ throats from being cut in battle.

Today the battle is no longer fought with knives or bow and arrows, but the choker is no less significant. The throat is where the voice comes from. It is the voice that makes thought from the mental and spiritual world and brings it into the physical world. The word is carried on the breath (which is one of the elements of creation). In the throat is a power center, sometimes called a chakra. Heart and mind meet in the center before the word is made. Spiritually speaking, it is very important to protect this center and the choker is charged with this duty.

This choker has five rows of bone hair pipe. Five rows remind us that the Creator is at the center of all things in our life. In addition to the aid of the spirit helpers, we know that the Creator is at the center of our lives.

The stones (in bead form) speak of our connection to Mother Earth. Each stone has its own spirit and is imbued with its own qualities and characteristics. Their voice is quiet and they speak to the heart, not to the ear.

This choker has a melon conch shell to honor our connection to all things that swim or walk on this earth. Everything has a spirit and these spirits are capable of working with us whether we know or perceive it. Everything on the choker is meant to protect, guide and aid the wearer. It is my prayer that you walk in beauty.

-In Spirit,

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