-Obsidian heart nestled in a crown-shaped pendant on a sterling silver chain and garnet gemstone.
To St. Matthew, she was the Queen of the South. To the ancient Moslems, she was Bilqis. To King Solomon of Israel, she was the Queen of Sheba or Saba. To the ancient Greeks, she was the Black Minerva and the Ethiopian Diana. And to her own people, she was Makeda, the beautiful.
Makeda was the queen of both Ethiopia and Saba, in southern Arabia. It is believed that Axum, the capital city of her empire, was founded one hundred years after the Great Flood. Makeda made many changes and rebuilt the territory of Saba during her reign. There are many versions of the Solomon and Sheba story. The biography is based on the Glory of the Kings, a chronicle of the rulers of Ethiopia.