I found this hagstone on one of my favorite hometown beaches in Pembrokeshire, in south west Wales. This pebble is formed from a type of purple-toned stone distinctive in Pembrokeshire and known as Caerbwdi Stone. I thought it was particularly magical to find a hagstone of this stone! The stone has been copper electroformed into an amulet to wear around your neck.
Chain: 36" (let me know if you'd prefer a different chain length)
Pendant: 2.5" L x 1.75" W
Hagstones - also called Witch Stones, Adder Stones, Snake Eggs, Hex Stones, Fairy Stones, Holy Stones, and Eye Stones - can be any type of stone, as long as they possess a natural hole through it. Formed by erosion with the help of tide, wind, and time, the reason they are so sought after and valuable is because it is common belief that magick cannot work on moving water. Since the holes in hag stones are made by water, it is believed that the stones retain water’s beneficial influence. A hagstone is an amazing protection amulet, but so much more...
They have been used by witches worldwide for centuries in both rituals and spell work. They also have been used, ironically, as a toll to counteract magick, as a protection against spells. Legend has it that they can be used to ward off the dead, curses, sickness and nightmares. By peering through the hole in a "fairy stone", it is said you can open a window into other realms, and see beings not normally within our vision field, such as faeries, sea spirits, and mermaids. Through their water connection they are particularly useful for weather and sea magic. Fisherman and sailors would tie them to their boats to ward off evil spirits and witches from affecting their ships and their catch, and for protection from storms.
Hag Stones are also said to be bringers of high psychic powers and heightened intuition. They are excellent for meditation and creative visualization. They make exceptional ‘worry stones’ to carry in your pocket or wear around your neck.