The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection
The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection

The Cailleach's Carcanet ✦ 18 5/8 Inches ✦ The Age of the Cailleach Collection

Regular price $ 2,400.00

Over the last few weeks, I've been honored to create my Age of the Cailleach Collection in homage to my favorite deity of Celtic mythology, divine giantess and crone goddess: The Cailleach. Winter is her season, and I felt it fitting to bid farewell to the cold months and to this theme with my most elaborate, time consuming, and challenging piece of my entire silversmithing career: The Cailleach's Carcanet {a carcanet is a type of elaborate jeweled collar}. In each handmade panel of this one of a kind statement necklace, scythes curve around bundles of wheat, a nod to the final harvest of the year during which the Cailleach emerges to bring the winter and guide the land through the dark months. Three natural faceted moonstones - a gem associated deeply with the divine feminine and protection during transitions - sit on the front three panels, their blue glow and white wispy inclusions echoing the Cailleach’s blue skin and hair like frost-covered branches. The central stone has the deepest and most widespread glow, but the other two stones are equally striking. Mirror image sterling crescent moons crown each segment of this necklace, a nod to the reflection of ourselves in mythology and in nature, to the power of the divine feminine, and to the phasic quality of all things. This segmented necklace wraps comfortably and flat around the neck in a protective embrace, as armor, as a guide through transitions, as a reminder of your own inherent power. It measures 18 5/8 inches long, but some additional length can be added upon request. The layered construction of the piece adds depth, texture, and weight. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the back of the central panel. The metal has been blackened and selectively polished to grant the appearance of an ancient artifact unearthed from the frozen land. 

Details
Sterling silver. This piece weighs 3.6 ounces, 3.37 of that in sterling and the rest is the stones.
Natural rainbow moonstone.
An individual segment of this necklace measures approximately 2 5/8 inches across widest point.
18 5/8 inches total necklace length. Please note that due to factors such as neck and bust size, torso length, etc. a certain chain length may appear slightly longer or shorter on the model than it will on you.
You will receive the pictured necklace.

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