Marquise Hawkseye Pendant
In traditional gemstone lore, Hawkseye is viewed as a stone of protection and is often worn by travelers, especially those flying. The dark blue tints are seen as enhancing creativity and helping to turn ideas into reality.
Our pendant is cut into a marquise, the distinctive shape believed to have originated in 18th century France under the rule of King Louis XIV, when he supposedly commissioned a new shape to mimic his mistress's sultry smile. The resulting narrow oval with tapered, pointed ends was named for that mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour.
A subtle diagonal line within the stone displays a paler chatoyant upper section above darker blue.
The Marquise Hawkseye Pendant is framed in sterling silver and features a diving whale silhouette on the back.
This pendant measures just under 1 1/4 inches (30mm) in length and is 5/8 inch (14mm) wide. It hangs on a 24" (61 cm) sterling silver rolo chain.