Garnet Duality Talisman ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
*Please note that this piece has been discounted due to a cosmetic flaw on the back of the stone (see 4th photo).
One of my favorite aspects of Persephone is her duality. She is at once Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring, representative of both fertility and desolation. Her tale unfolds in realms of lightness and darkness, one above and one below. Her descent into the underworld ushers in the fall and leaves the earth barren, while her return brings spring and regrowth. Like a beautiful seasonal dance, Persephone learns to masterfully navigate each realm, nourishing equally the dark and light parts of the world and herself. I created a pair of pendants in reverence of this aspect of the myth of Persephone. This one features the largest and most stunning natural garnet I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, embraced on either side by entirely handmade poppies. This metalwork echoes the garden of ever-blooming poppies Persephone tended to during her time in the underworld, her tie to life in the darkness. They are a reminder that the light always returns. A window cut from the back of the pendant allows maximum illumination of the stone. Although not pictured, a small tag with my maker's mark will hang from the clasp portion of the chain, and the entire piece has been blackened and polished to echo the mood of the myth.
✦ Details ✦ Sterling silver. Natural garnet. Necklace measures 18 inches in total length. Please note that due to factors such as neck and bust size, the piece may fall differently on the model than on you. The pendant measures 2 1/4 inches at widest. You will receive the pictured pendant.
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