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Gloria Sawin

Pendants, Reversible Denim Lapis/Zia Symbol Round Pendant in Sterling

$200.00

Gloria Sawin

Pendants, Reversible Denim Lapis/Zia Symbol Round Pendant in Sterling

$200.00

Pendants, Reversible Denim Lapis/Zia Symbol Round Pendant in Sterling

If you are, or someone you know are from New Mexico or just Love New Mexico, this is the perfect item.  New Mexico’s distinctive insignia is the Zia Sun symbol, which originated with the Indians of the Zia Pueblo in Ancient times.  Four is the sacred number of Zia and the figure is composed of a circle from which four points radiate.  These points made up of four straight lines of varying length personify the number most often used by the Giver of all good gifts.

To the Zia Indian, the sacred number four is embodied in the earth, with its four directions, north, south, east, west; in the year, with its four seasons, summer, fall, winter, spring; in the day, with the morning, noon, evening and night; in line, with it’s four divisions, childhood, youth, manhood, and old age.  Everything is bound together in a circle of life and love, without beginning, without end.  Everything is found together that in this great brotherhood of all things, man has four sacred obligations:  he must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of his people.  

¾" not including Lobster Claw

Great to collect for a charm bracelet or to wear as a necklace.

Long Rectangle Chain sold separately. 

Charm Bracelet sold Separately.

Many ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of awareness, able to impart knowledge and wisdom.  It is reputed to bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mind bringing about self-acceptance.  Denim Lapis has more Quartz inclusions, thus the lighter color, a blue jean Blue.

Handmade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987.

All designs copyrighted.