I wanted to give this necklace a Japanese name because it reminds me of a Japanese temple. The name Akiko can have three meanings: Child of the Fall, Brilliant Child or Shining Child. For me this pendant contains all three. Composed of rhodochrosite stone and macassar ebony - a variegated black wood with brown streaks also used for making musical instruments. The carnelian stone belongs to the fire element and concerns the sphere of energy and of masculine force. It promotes unconditional love and an optimistic attitude towards life. It makes active, spontaneous and dynamic.