Persephone Triple Moon Pendant ✦ 18 Inches ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
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The myth of Persephone has seen quite a resurgence in recent years. One of the main reasons I think that is, is because we all have our own version of being trapped in the underworld. Whether it’s a loss, a trauma, a period spent wandering unfamiliar terrain, each of us can draw parallels to our own experiences when we read Persephone’s story. Many of us relate to the archetype of the daughter lost in hell, and just as Persephone ultimately becomes Queen and re-emerges from the underworld bearing poppies - a symbol of abundance and medicine for troubled minds - so we are able to find wisdom and strength in the shadows, and emerge stronger and more connected to ourselves than before. These concepts nestled in my mind as I created this triple moon statement necklace. A heart-stopping, enormous, blood-red natural rose cut garnet takes the position of full moon. Since ancient times, garnet has been used as a protective talisman for those on difficult journeys, and is named after pomegranate seeds, which feature heavily in Persephone’s mythology. Hand-carved and formed from snakeskin patterned wire, a serpent consumes its own tail around the stone. This ouroboros formation symbolizes the cycles of life, death, rebirth, and transformation. On each side of this scene sits sterling crescent moons adorned with entirely handmade poppy flowers, seed pods, and leaves. The crescents complete the triple moon formation, emphasizing the cyclical and phasic nature of Persephone’s tale, and incorporating divine feminine power, while the poppies remind us of the opportunity for growth and self-knowledge during the most difficult of times. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the back, and the entire piece has been blackened and selectively polished to echo the mood of the myth.
✦ Details ✦ Sterling silver. Natural garnet. 18 inches 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 3 1/4 inches wide. You will receive the pictured pendant.
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