Reimagined Components: This vintage gold-tone griffin pin was reworked with four black labradorite stone cubes that were salvaged from a broken vintage bracelet. It was worked by hand onto a 22" 4mm braided brass rope chain.
Components Found in: Long Beach CA & Manhattan Beach CA
The Guardian symbol. The Griffin is a fusion of the strength and courage of a lion, and the site, flight, and stealth of the eagle. This legendary creature was often placed as a stone sculpture outside of one's gates to serve as a sentinel protector.
Lore of the Inuit peoples says that Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.
As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.
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