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MAZU

GODDESS OF THE SEA

Protects fishermen and sailors.

If you are going on a sailing trip or cruise, here’s the necklace to bring along!

Legend has it that although Mazu
didn’t learn to swim until the age of 15,
she soon became an excellent swimmer.
She wore red garments
while standing on the shore to guide fishing boats home,
even in the most dangerous and harsh weather!
One day a great typhoon arose
while her 4 brothers and father were out at sea.
Mazu got very nervous about this,
fell into a trance,
and prayed on their behalf.
How this tale ends depends on
who is telling it.
Some say the brothers and father drowned.
Others say that a miracle happened and
they all came back alive precisely
because she was praying so fervantly for them.
Whatever.
Choose your own ending!

Mazu is mainly worshipped in Southeast Asia.
Chinatowns across the United States
also have temples dedicated to this goddess.

All my jewelry pieces are named after a goddess.
After all, every woman is a goddess!

This necklace has red coral to depict her red clothing.
The long coral pieces are placed like little rungs of a ladder.
If you fall into sea, Mazu is right there with the safety ladder to help you out!!!

Materials:
Red sponge coral,
vintage black coral,
turquoise,
freshwater pearls,
swarowsky,
seed beads,
bone beads,
sterling silver beads,
sterling silver clasp.
The wire which attaches the beads horizontally is sterling silver plated.

Measures 18 inches (40 cm.) around neck (standard short necklace).
Hanging part measures approx. 4.5 inches (11 cm.)
.
(For your information, black coral is listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This means that it is now illegal to trade with black coral. The aim of CITES is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild.
You can rest assured with this purchase, since the black coral here comes from a necklace bought in Jamaica in the 80’s when such a prohibition did not exist on black coral.
NO NEW BLACK CORAL IS USED!) I would never even dream of buying any more of it!)

Thanks for looking and reading:)

Ladder Necklace GODDESS of the SEA red and black coral native american indian inspired one of a kind hand-made

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver, coral, pearl, turquoise, swarovsky, seed beads
  • Ships worldwide from Mojacar Pueblo, Spain
  • Feedback: 25 reviews
  • Favorited by: 144 people