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CLEOPATRAS BLING

Gorgoneion Protection Pendant

Regular price $123.00 USD
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Olivia sources ancient and rare coins from the back streets of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey. She re-creates designs with them to make modern-day, wearable art. In Ancient Greece, the Gorgoneion (Greek: Γοργόνειον) was a special apotropaic amulet showing the Gorgon head, used most famously by the Olympian deities Athena and Zeus: both are said to have worn the gorgoneion as a protective pendant.

 

Handcrafted and individually cast. Each piece is unique, which we believe gives its beauty. Sterling silver, nickel and lead free. Includes chain.Pictured in the last photo, you can see the size of this pendant. Size of pendant 1.2cm x 1.2cm.

 

Chain length is 50-55cm

 

Caring for your Jewellery 

Tarnishing is a normal chemical reaction in silver, that is intrinsic to the material. To prevent tarnishing, simply wear your silver often - interestingly this helps to keep it clean.

Chemicals in water can cause some unpreventable reactions. Immersing your piece in water voids any guarantees offered at the time of sale. Many customers wear silver in water which ages the look of the piece slightly. If you are happy to have a more antiqued and less "as new" sheen to your piece, you may wear it in water, while exercising your best judgement.

If you do experience some tarnishing you can use a bit of silver polish to remove the tarnish from the item. Just a tiny amount with a soft cloth is enough.