This beautiful “stone” is a Shiva shell. I couldn’t decide which side to make the front of the pendant so I’ve wire wrapped it so you can wear it on either side. The pendant is 2” long and very light weight. Sterling silver wrapped. $55.00
Shiva Eye is a stunning natural gem whose pattern is completely made by Mother Nature. Discovered on the seabed in the shallow tropical waters of Thailand and Indonesia, the gem is actually the protective door found at the opening of the Turban Snail’s shell, which towards the end of the snail’s natural life, detaches and sinks to the seabed. Although each spiral is similar in pattern, as with all organic gemstones, each one will vary slightly.
Across the gem-rich countries of India, Tibet and Sri Lanka, many Hindus worship the god Shiva. Many pictures of Shiva show a third eye in the middle of the god’s forehead and it is from this that the gem’s name is derived.
Shiva Shell contains the quality of a major Hindu deity Shiva means auspicious is the destroyer or transformer. As a special piece of jewelry, the Shiva Eye has an inimitable charisma and as a protective, lucky stone it symbolizes the "Third Eye of Shiva" and watches over the one who has it. The Third Eye represents the eye of knowledge and wisdom, the essence of the omniscience of the god of fertility, Shiva, who unites male and female. The coil on the rear of the Shiva Eye symbolizes development and apparent movement and is a substantial and important symbol for security