I decided to make some more ornate Cimaruta necklaces since the others sold so well.
This Cimaruta necklace in silver-toned metal features pastel peach 8mm cultured recycled frosted sea glass beads wired on stainless steel eye pins. The beads are connected with aluminum jump rings.
The necklace features three heart shaped chandelier connectors. The focal piece is a silver-toned metal double sided Cimaruta amulet.
I added silver-toned metal chain to complete the necklace and added a sturdy lobster claw clasp for easy access.
The default length ot the necklace is 20 inches. The part that hangs down will add another few inches.
I can make this any length you'd prefer. Just add your request in the comments at check out or message me through Etsy.
The charm, chain, clasp, and o rings or connectors are silver-toned metal plated alloy.
The eye pins are stainless steel.
The jump rings are aluminum.
A Cimaruta is an Italian Folk Magick amulet commonly worn to keep bad spirits away.
More info about the Cimaruta:
The following article, written by Jerry Finzi, appears on GrandVoyageItaly.com.
The cimaruta is a very old Italian portafortuna (good luck charm) rooted in the lore of the ancient Pagan religions of Italy. It can be worn around the neck or hung above an infant’s bed to ward off any evil. Like many of the lasting ancient symbols and beliefs, the cimaruta design eventually took on certain symbols of Catholicism.
One example of a Christian addition to the design is the appearance of “the sacred heart” of Jesus. However, ancient Roman charms did include a heart symbol, which may indicate that the heart on the cimaruta isn’t an entirely new addition.
The traditional cimaruta is fashioned after the leafy sprig of rue, which is an herb that is highly featured in Italian magic and lore. The branch of the rue is divided into three stems symbolizing the three forms of the goddess Diana. Rue was a sacred herb for Diana.
Various charms appear on the rue design, each having its own meaning. The main symbols are the moon, serpent, and key. These represent the goddess as Hecate (the key), Diana (the moon) and Proserpina (the serpent).
There may also be a rose; a hand holding either a wand or a sword; a flaming heart; a fish or dolphin (a nod to Diana); an owl (to flirt with the Devil); a plumed medieval helmet; a vervain blossom (a flower from Italian fairy ore); a cherub; a rooster (watchful guardian); and an eagle (able to see evil coming from far away).
One cimaruta, for example, might bear the collective imagery of a key, dagger, blossom, and moon. The cimaruta is worn nowadays more by women than men.
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
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Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalized orders
Custom orders are welcome.
If I have the materials available, I'll be glad to make whatever you'd like.
Usually, there is no charge for changes to an existing item, unless I have to special order something.
Tell me about the prayer beads, malas, and rosaries.
Well, a friend asked if I could make him some rosaries. I tried, and discovered I really enjoyed making them.
After I made a few rosaries, I started researching other types of prayer beads, rosaries, and malas.
There are several types in the shop now, and more will be added.
Please be assured that whichever type of prayer beads I am working on, I make them all with great care and reverence.
Whatever your religion or belief system, I will always be respectful.
What's the difference in all the types of Jade that I see for sale?
It can be a bit confusing! lol
Jade, real Jade, comes in two forms:
Jadeite and Nephrite.
Jadeite is the most desired form of the two.
Both come in many colors. The main difference is the crystalline structure that makes up the stone.
Malaysian, or Malay Jade, is the industry name for expertly dyed, translucent Quartz. It often passes for quality Jade.
Mashan, aka Mountain Jade or Candy Jade, is the industry name for expertly dyed, white Dolemite Marble. It is sought after for its vibrant colors.
The Jade I use is all Malay Jade. (To the best of my knowledge).
Do you do custom orders or will you make substitutions?
Any item made with glass pearls can now be made with Czech faceted glass or Malay Jade if I have the right colors.
Any item can be made with different color beads or metal types.
There may be a slight charge for substitution.
I have eye pins and other findings, rosary parts, and some charms in silver, gold, or gunmetal tone, bronze, and copper.
I do have some stainless steel bangles, findings, and charms.
.925 findings are also available. Inquire for info.
I can change any cross, crucifix, rosary center, charm, etc. to your preference.
I can do any name, phrase, or quote in Morse Code jewelry. (I won't promote hate speech).
In addition to glass pearls, Czech glass, and Malay Jade, I have gemstones, glass, acrylic, and metal beads.
What is Morse Code jewelry?
Well, Morse Code is a character code represented by dots and dashes, originally used to send messages by telegraph, later by flashes of light or by radio. It uses dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers.
Morse code jewelry is jewelry made with words or phrases using beads. I use two colors. One for the dots (.) and another for the (-). Most of my jewelry is made on eye pins using pearls or other beads, and the eye pins are connected much like rosary chain. Each letter, for instance, A, (.-), would have its own eye pin. I like the concept because I can spell out anything...Grandchildren's names, movie quotes, or more subversive messages, and no one will know what they say! Well, I'll know. lol
More Morse Code info
I like being able to wear my Grandchildren's names without worrying about giving away too much knowledge to people that don't need to know.
Or wearing my feelings about a controversial topic or person. I can wear my jeweley to the mall or grocery store, or to a family reunion, and no one knows what it says. Bwahaha. No heart attacks, arguments, or shocking Grandma.
YES, I do custom orders. Your names or phrases, your color choices, etc. Price is based on the number of pearls, spacers, etc. that I use.
I have many items already made and ready to ship.
Do you have any info on pendulums or gemstones?
Here are a few links to get you started:
Do you have more info on gemstones or Pendulums?
*For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article:
Any info on Chakras?
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When are the Sabbat dates for 2020? Full moon dates?
This is a good place to start for info on Paganism, as well as the Wheel of the Year, and dates for Sabbats in both Hemispheres. You may have to copy and paste the link.