Gorgoneion Amulet Pendant 18K Gold Plated
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. 18k Gold Plated, nickel and lead-free. Includes chain. Size of face: 1.2cm x 1cm.
Chain length is 50-55cm.
Caring for your jewellery
Gold plating is delicate by nature, and does wear over time. To keep your item looking fresh for as long as possible, keep it away from all kinds of moisture - perspiration, humid air, etc, as well as chemicals such as soap, perfume, skin care products. This applies to both wearing the item, and storing it. A silica pouch in the jewellery box can be a great help.
Far into the future, if you do find that your gold is worn, it can be replated affordably.