Jane Tipton Designs
Amulet Necklaces Page 6
Amulet Necklaces Page 6
Please click on any of the photos below, and click the "play" icon for a preview of all the necklaces listed below on this page. Enjoy!
Amethyst Bhumiya Raj Hero Vintage Amulet Necklace - SOLD
This dramatic 2.5" diameter amulet has many hand-stamped designs surrounding the central image of the Bhumiya Raj Hero (who represents protection of home and family). The off-round outline of the amulet is echoed in the soft organic shapes of the 93 carats of amethyst. Lots of hand-crafted sterling Balinese silver accents really give this necklace lots of sparkle (right down to the charm by the toggle clasp). This large amulet is a little thinner than most, and therefore care should be taken to keep it in its box when it's not being worn. 19" long. (#N624, 11/19) $275
(Please don't mind the cables - this was a pre-completion photo.)(Please don't mind the cables - this was a pre-completion photo.)
Garnet & Brown Pearl Amulet Necklace - NEW & SOLD
Anything with dangles feels extra exotic to me, so when I found this vintage amulet from India missing its charm, I knew I had an opportunity to restore its former glory. There is a bezel set piece of red glass in the middle, so I used garnets throughout the rest of the necklace. The freshwater pearls iridesce in rich shades of gold and reddish brown. The granulation in the Balinese silver echoes the detail in the amulet. Though the amulet has a heart shape, closer inspection allows one to see that it is a stylized spearhead, which is believed to bring the wearer protection. The center of the amulet has two peacocks, which are a symbol of royalty -- though the bezel covers their heads, you can see their "tail feathers." Matching earrings are available below, and are $10 off when purchased with the necklace. 17.25" long. Though this exact necklace has sold, a special order for a similar piece may be possible. (#N630, 9/18) $295
Necklace only $295
Necklace AND matching earrings $350
E390 Garnet, Brown Pearl & Balinese Silver Earrings - $65E390 Garnet, Brown Pearl & Balinese Silver Earrings - $65
(Less $10 with necklace.)(Less $10 with necklace.)
Quartz Vintage Goddess Amulet Necklace - NEW
When I first saw these beads, I was dazzled. "Where are those from?" "Brazil," she answered. These are clearer than clear. "Hyper-clear" if such a word exists. There are little tiny inclusions just to remind you that it's natural quartz, but these beads look like drops of water floating in space. I found a gorgeous vintage goddess amulet from India, that, due to its age and high silver content, has a smooth and shiny surface like the 141 carats of rock crystal quartz it is paired with in this necklace. The goddess represents the feminine embodiment of the Divine. Hand-crafted Balinese silver flanks each bead, and there is a quartz charm by the toggle clasp. Matching earrings are available and photographed below. 21.5" long. (Item #N612, 8/18) $325
Necklace only $325
Necklace AND matching earrings $384
(earrings are special order)
E382 Rock Crystal Quartz with Ring Above Earrings, Large $69 (Special order)E382 Rock Crystal Quartz with Ring Above Earrings, Large $69 (Special order)
(Less $10 with necklace.(Less $10 with necklace.))(Less $10 with necklace.(Less $10 with necklace.))
Quartz Goddess Lakshmi Amulet Necklace - NEW
The necklace is the "little sister" to the larger goddess necklace above. It has smaller super-clear Brazilian quartz beads totaling 97 carats, and a vintage amulet from India that also has softened edges. The amulet depicts Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, beauty, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). Balinese silver and tiny faceted hematite beads are used as accents throughout, including a pretty quartz charm by the toggle clasp. With it's neutral color palette, and smaller size, this necklace is a great everyday piece. Matching earrings are photographed and available below. 17.75" long. (N611, 8/18) $245
Necklace only $245
Necklace AND matching earrings $300
E381 Rock Crystal Quartz Earrings $65E381 Rock Crystal Quartz Earrings $65
(Less $10 with necklace.)(Less $10 with necklace.)
Amethyst Durga Vintage Silver Amulet Necklace - NEW & HOLD
Sometimes it seems that something small can make us take extra notice, and this little goddess really delivers. Though she is smaller than a dime, Durga is still the slayer of the Buffalo Demon, and I believe her to be the original "girl power." (Her roots date back thousands of years.) She is paired with 11 carats of faceted amethyst, and Balinese silver accents. She is also quite rare because the lion she is riding is travelling to the left rather than the right. This is uncommon. This necklace should be stored in a box when it's not being worn, because the amulet is not as thick as most. There is a faceted amethyst charm by the toggle clasp. 15.75" long. (N610, 7/18) $185
Indian Agate Hanuman Amulet Necklace - SOLD
Hanuman is the monkey general featured in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, and is a symbol of love, courage and devotion. He has the gift of flight, because his parents were the clouds and the wind. I also think of him as a healer, because he is depicted bringing back medicinal herbs to heal the wounded (from the battle to save Rama's wife, Sita, who was kidnapped by an evil demon). This necklace has 17 carats of faceted Indian agate, tiny red jasper beads for contrast, and Balinese silver accents throughout. This earthy mix of colors would be a great complement to so many outfits. There is a faceted red jasper charm by the toggle clasp. Please note that in many of the photos the necklace is wrapped to show detail, but it can only be worn as a single strand. It is 17.5" long. (#N580, 12/18) $195
Tourmaline Durga Amulet Necklace - NEW & SOLD
Durga... how I love thee... let me count three ways: you ride a lion, you banish fear, AND you're the slayer of the buffalo demon. You are the original Girl Power. I had such fun arranging these 44 carats of tourmaline. The original strand of stones was a jumble of color and sizes, so I got the sizes sorted first (ever so slightly smaller towards the back), which allowed me to then "paint" which colors I thought looked best next to each other within the sizes. Then more pink was added with the tiniest little garnets you've ever seen. (They are between the Balinese silver accents, which also alternate design throughout the necklace.) There is a garnet and vintage Thai silver charm by the toggle clasp. Plus, any amulet with dangles makes me smile. I hope this necklace makes you smile, too. 18.75" long. (#N544, 2/18) $250
"Shavasana" Tourmaline & Pearl Necklace - NEW & SOLD (but possible special order)
This necklace is named after the resting pose at the end of a yoga class. The way the color of the tourmalines and pearls gently shifts reminds me of that drifting feeling when totally relaxed. There are 36 carats of mixed color tourmalines, freshwater pearls, and Balinese silver accents . A pearl and tourmaline charm is next to the toggle clasp. The vintage tribal silver pendant is very pretty with its dangles. There is a curious practice in India where the wires that are most susceptible to wear are wrapped in carefully knotted string. I usually cut these off, but with this piece, I chose to leave them. They will eventually wear through to the silver beneath, but I find it interesting, and thought you might, too. 17.75" long. Although this exact necklace has sold, I do have another similar amulet that we could add different gemstones to. (#N274, 10/12) $235
Custom Birthday Necklace - CUSTOM ORDER
I couldn't resist posting this one. This lucky gal's sweetheart wanted an amulet necklace for the birthday girl that evolved in the most wonderful way. We decided on two amulets that I thought needed an accent stone. Ruby seemed like a great complement to the pyrite. The client asked for a random sprinkling of rubies throughout the necklace. I was having some problems with "random" because I love things to have meaning, and besides, I like numbers. Then I got to thinking, any date can create a random looking arrangement that is anything but. We spaced apart the rubies with pyrite stones that basically "spelled out" both of their birthdays -- one on each side. (Photos below.) I was thrilled, and the smile on the birthday girl's face was priceless. I'm eager to do more birthdays, anniversaries, babies' birthdays (which would be TOO perfect with Vishnu's Footprints, because of those little tiny feet). Well, you can tell I'm excited. This one priced out at just over $300, and I imagine that a similar piece would be about the same. VERY happy with this one, and please write if you have any questions. Eek!
Birthday 8/19/1950Birthday 8/19/1950
Pyrite stones between rubies 8-1-9-1-9-5-0Pyrite stones between rubies 8-1-9-1-9-5-0
Birthday 9/23/1953Birthday 9/23/1953
Pyrite stones between rubies 9-2-3-1-9-5-3Pyrite stones between rubies 9-2-3-1-9-5-3
Matching ruby earrings (#E107) $75Matching ruby earrings (#E107) $75
Less $10 with necklace.Less $10 with necklace.
As you may have guessed by how much I love amulets and gemstones, I have an absurd quantity of both just waiting to be made into amulet necklaces. If you have a favorite Hindu god, goddess, or image, I can send you a photo of what amulets I have that could fulfill your hearts desire. Add to that a specific gemstone you like, or a range of colors that are your favorites, and I can send you photos of those, too. We put the two together, et voilà, your perfect amulet necklace just for you! Prices are determined mostly by the size of the amulet, and the cost of the gemstones. The smaller amulet necklaces usually range from $195 to $295, medium from $295 to $400, and the largest ones (or with a lot of labor) usually top out at about $750. We can always just take a look at what I have.
Here's a treat...
After over a decade of collecting amulets, I finally found a couple of the bronze die strikes used to make them. Couldn't resist the opportunity to show them to you. I hope you think they're as cool as I do. Thanks for checking out ALL the pages.