The art of "seeing" is known as "scrying", whereby images are claimed to be seen in crystals and the information interpreted. They were initially made of beryl and were later replaced by rock crystals.
Crystal balls originated in Britain with the Druids in 2000 BC. At that time, celtic tribes were unified by Druids. In the middle ages, many fortune tellers started to use crystals to read the past and predict the future, especially in Central Europe. Hundreds of years later, crystal balls were still in use by royal councillors. Scrying was very popular in the Victorian era, as were automatic writing and seances.
The Fortune Teller pendant is made by overlaying two pieces of handsawn, hand chased and engraved sterling silver layers. It has been oxidized and polished to enhance details and is approximately 3/4” tall without the bail. My maker’s mark and sterling silver marking are stamped on the reverse. It will hang from a ball and chain Italian sterling silver necklace (chain shown in last photo).
* Each piece will differ slightly since each is entirely handmade.
* Please choose between a 16" or 18" length chain in your message at checkout.
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