In the eye of the tiger

Long decorative vintage tiger eye and silver necklace, Germany ca. 1970


€ 189.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Long decorative vintage tiger eye and silver necklace, Germany ca. 1970
Long decorative vintage tiger eye and silver necklace, Germany ca. 1970
Description
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Already in classical antiquity, the tiger's eye was used as a gemstone. People made amulets in the form of small figures of gods or gems with incised representations of scenes from the world of the gods. Roman legionaries wore it to protect themselves from injuries and to be especially brave in battle. The present necklace of the 1970s consists of a total of 72 spheres cut from tiger's eye. Between the stones with their mysterious cat's eye effects are cast silver elements, which are effectively blackened. To emphasize the effect, called "chatoyance" in technical language, in gemstones, they are often cut as cabochons or into spheres. In these cut shapes, when illuminated with a point light source, a bright streak of light becomes noticeable, running perpendicular to the fibers and traveling across the surface of the stone as it moves. A large ball clasp holds the pretty necklace securely. With a total length of 87.5 cm, the long chain can also be worn double - it found its way to us here in Berlin.
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Long decorative vintage tiger eye and silver necklace, Germany ca. 1970
In the eye of the tiger
€ 189.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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