These paw necklaces from Istanbul come in three metals. Yellow gold plating is 24k, Rose Gold plating is 21k silver is Rhodium (white gold) plating and all is 925k silver in the base. The center stones are champagne coloured cubic zirconias. The paw measure 10 mm in diameter. The chain is 15" with a 1" extender in matching metals to the paws. The Evil Eye glass bead is handmade in the Kurshuni glass studio.
Evil eye amulets have historically been used for protection against the envious eye. It is being thought that what lies behind an envious eye are the feelings of envy and covet. For thousands of years, the evil eye bead has been used as the collective symbol for different cultures. It is believed that the human eye has the power of releasing invisible rays of energy, which are potent enough to give harm to others. The belief that a single look can cause such a great harm is leading civilizations to search for evil eye protection and bringing forward the evil eye bead.
They are handmade in Istanbul Turkey by designer husband and wife team Esra and Lokman Kursunlu.
"Kurshuni is a quality Sterling Silver line out of Istanbul, Turkey that is beautiful in it's simplicity and flawless in it's craftsmanship."