Labradorite Shield Earrings, Hammered Sterling Silver
Exquisite and unusual Labradorite shield beads hang beneath hammered sterling silver horseshoe shapes. These faceted beads have a gorgeous flash, and the hammered silver echoes the faceted texture. Ear wires are 20 gauge sterling silver wires. Perfect for daily wear.
The horseshoe has long been associated with good luck and protection. In the Irish story of the blacksmith and the devil, one day a blacksmith was working hard in his shop forging horseshoes. Suddenly, the devil appeared and demanded his own shoes. The blacksmith, recognizing the devil, took a burning hot shoe and nailed it deep into the devil's hooves. After walking away, the devil was in such excruciating pain, he ripped the horseshoes off and swore he would never go near one again. Thus, the tradition of hanging a horseshoe over the entrance of a house to ward off evil spirits was born.
A stone of transformation and protection, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition and promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
Labradorite is the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.
Measures 2" long x 3/4" wide.RedAvaDesigns: Modern Design, Vintage Style