This necklace consists of a Nepalese Lakhey pendant with turquoise, red turquoise and matte green aventurine stone beads and Tibetan Silver findings to complete the piece. The classic combination of turquoise, red and silver provides a base for your whimsical/casual wardrobe.
Lakhey, a Newa folklore demon, is one of the scariest mythological creatures of Nepal. It has a horrifying face, long teeth that stick out of its mouth and long, matted hair. There are many stories related to the Lakhey but they are supposed to be devils that lived in forests around the cities. With time, they supposedly started protecting the people of the cities. Popular Lakhey dances are still performed in Newa communities that comprise of powerful dance moves while wearing a scary large Lakhey mask on the face. The Lakhey are believed to scare off evil-spirits! This necklace could be a formidable force for those who dwell in urban areas.
Turquoise is an opaque mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. Turquoise is often recovered as a byproduct of large-scale copper mining operations. As a purification stone, Turquoise dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, can help prevent panic attacks, enhances the immune system and can help alleviate pain and cramps. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
This necklace is adjustable from 20 1/2" to 26” from end to end. There is a pretty matching drop at the end of the extension.