Persephone's Memento Statement Necklace
This special one of a kind statement necklace was created in honor of the goddess Persephone. It features three gorgeous rose cut garnets on silver pomegranates, hanging from a forged and textured branch with tiny dangling leaves. The branch is suspended on 3mm oval loop chain dangling with garnet briolettes and closes with a hand forged S-hook and ring.
The necklace measures about 19" in length.
“Persephone's Memento” represents the transformation Persephone experienced during her time in the Underworld. In eating the pomegranate seeds that were given to her by Hades, she was bound by magic to always return to his kingdom for the dark half of the year.
The name "Garnet" comes from the Latin word granatus in reference to the Punica Granatum (pomegranate), a plant with red seeds similar in shape and color to garnet crystals. The Garnet is associated with Persephone, Greek goddess of the Underworld and Hestia, Greek goddess of home & hearth. The Garnet is a stone of protection and also thought to help bring victory for the wearer in battle. In the medieval age, it was also believed that garnets would protect the wearer from poisoning.
Garnet is a sensual stone, being aligned with creative energy on the physical plane. It represents the primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. Greek mythology speaks of Garnet as a stone that can, through divine influence, heal emotional rifts between lovers.