This necklace centers on a beautiful high dome-shaped ancient agate seal bead with an image of the Moon, Sun and stars carved into its face. It’s a very special seal bead, and I have combined it with equally special ancient beads in quartz crystal, lapis and etched carnelian.
The larger ancient quartz crystal beads have traces of blue enamel on them, which was a common practice in the Roman world. The crystal they are made of is nearly water-clear, and they sparkle along with smaller quartz and lapis beads, also ancient. The effect evokes the starry sky that the seal represents, with the etched carnelians adding a bit of earthy groundedness.
I have included silver spacers for interest, and my signature serpent hook clasp to pull it all together.