Traditionally used for scrying during shamanic rituals, Tourmaline is regarded as an excellent stone for all types of spiritual work, especially for insight and direction. Watermelon Tourmaline in particular is known as the "super-activator" of the heart chakra – linking it to the higher self and fostering love, tenderness, and friendship. It also has a strong affinity for the garden and plants, and is thought to enhance one's "green thumb".
This piece bears a 24k Gold Sri Yantra (literally meaning "holy instrument") Mandala, symbolizing the junction between the physical universe and its unmanifest source according to Hindu Mysticism. Four triangles face upwards to represent the Divine Masculine (Shiva), and five triangles face downwards to represent the Divine Feminine (Shakti). The Sri Yantra is often referred to as the Chakra Raja – King of all Chakras – making it a supreme instrument in the path of spiritual advancement.
The back of this Pinecone has been anointed with our "Third Eye" emblem, cast in 24k Gold. This powerful icon is a fusion of the Egyptian "Eye of Horus" -- a source of protection, good-health and power -- and the "Om" symbol -- a sacred symbol of the omnipotent, omnipresent divine, and of spiritual ascension.