"Eros" - Drusy Agate Arrow Necklace
A universal symbol, the arrow holds a special significance in many cultures around the world. Throughout history, the arrow has symbolized war, power, swiftness, the rays of the sun, knowledge, as well as deities such as the Greek god Apollo and goddess Artemis (both hunters), the Hindu weather god, Rudra; and various gods of love and desire: Eros (Greek), Cupid (Roman), Kamadeva (Hindu). To some of the early settlers of Native Americans it symbolized protection and defense, while for other tribes it represents direction, force, movement, and travel. An arrow pointing down means peace. In today’s world the arrow is most associated with love and direction, and it is the astrological symbol for the 9th sign of the zodiac, the Sagittarius.
Elegantly framed in a thin layer of 18K gold, the arrow pendants are carved from agate drusies in three distinctive colors: Champagne, Magenta and Midnight Blue. The pendants hang from delicate 18K gold-filled chains, 18" long. Each chain has a three-crystal detail along the left side, matching the respective color of the pendant, and closes with a 10mm lobster claw. The pendants measure 32mm (approx. 1 1/4") in length (including the bail) and 10mm (approx. 3/8") at their widest point.
Choose between Champagne, Magenta, and Midnight Blue. To make your selection use the drop-down menu below.
Handcrafted - One of a kind.
Agate is the Mystical birthstone for September. It is also the birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Gemini.
Drusy, druse, druzy, drusies - different spellings, but they all mean tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of other stones. When ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into a porous area of the rock, rapid cooling often occurs, causing the formation of tiny crystals on the surfaces or in cavities of the rock. The clear crystals often form on top of previously deposited minerals. This is called a drusy.
Agate is found all over the world including: the Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, and the USA.
History and Lore: Agate is believed to discern truth, accept circumstances, and is a powerful emotional healer. Legend says that Agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty. Agate is said to be particularly beneficial to people born under the sign of Gemini as it helps them to remain calm and focused. It is believed to prevent insomnia and insure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect one against danger. Agate provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration and helps to develop and increase one's analytical talents.