An interesting collection of three old six-eye and seven-eye Afghany Blackstone pendants reputed to be the creations of artisans living in the northern regions of Afghanistan and having spiritual significance and value attached to the number of circles (eyes) on each stone which is not too dissimilar to the dZi beads from the Himalayas.
In this well-worn cluster, we have two six-eye beads and one with seven eyes.
If the Asian interpretations are correct, the six eye pendants represent the elimination of sadness and suffering and will help to eliminate six negative elements – misery, aggression, losses, carelessness, ignorance and anger.
While the seven eye pendants are believed to encourage success, health, wealth, longevity, a happy marriage and harmony.
These beautiful pieces of Blackstone are absolutely perfect for the creation of tribal and ethnic jewellery designs, though they can be worked in with most other necklace and bracelet designs too; you are only limited by your imagination and knowledge.
And affordable at $12.00 each. They weigh in at 96 grams.
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order.