Aztec "Fire Mountain" Pendant
According to Aztec mythology, the Earth was created by the sacrifices of the Five Suns, each of which gave their lives to give birth to the world and mankind. In the story, both a mountain of heaven and a lake of fire play important roles in the setting and became important symbols of the Aztec faith. With its prominent carnelian central stone, the Aztec “Fire Mountain” Pendant brings to mind the imagery of the Creation story and will create a bold statement whenever it is worn. Measuring 18 millimeters by 18 millimeters, the carnelian gemstone is carefully shaped to create a multitude of facets that catch the light for amazing dazzling effects.
Inspired by the volcanoes near Mexico City, the Aztec “Fire Mountain” Pendant beautifully combines the fiery red gem with an inlay of black onyx, black and white Mother of pearl, abalone and created opals. The sterling silver pendant measures 1-3/4 inches by 1-3/4 inches overall and has a wide bale that will allow it to work with many chains.