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Atargatis Mermaid Dreams Necklace, Freshwater Pearl, Pacific Opal Swarovski & Sea Blue Beads - Darkmoon Fayre

Darkmoon Fayre

Atargatis Mermaid Dreams Necklace, Freshwater Pearl, Pacific Opal Swarovski & Sea Blue Beads


Atargatis Ceramic Mermaid Hand-wired Rosary Style Necklace with "Pacific Opal" Swarovski Crystals, Baroque Cultured Freshwater Pearls and Vintage Sea Blue Lamp-work Beads and a Swirling Rosary Style Connector. The pendant is a high fired ceramic with matte glaze, beautifully textured in shades of sky/aqua/teal blue. The sea blue glass beads are fragments of a re-purposed vintage necklace. The pearl sections are freshwater pearls alongside "Pacific Opal" coloured Swarovski bi-cone crystals. The clasp an Art Nouveau swirl style. Metal components are Silver plated.

✩Necklace measurements (all measurements are approximate)✩
*56cm (22.5 inches) at its longest, 45cm at its shortest (can be adjusted anywhere in-between using the integral extender)
*Mermaid pendant 3.5cm x 3.8cm
*Central drop 5.6cm overall

✩Cultured Pearls✩
Cultured Pearls are real pearls, they have been made by the mollusc. Once the nucleus (usually a mother-of-pearl bead) is inserted into the oyster or mussels, the pearl growing process is the same as that of a natural pearl. Their outer coatings (Nacre) are the same material as a natural pearl, and they take years to form in a mollusc's mantle. Nacre is formed from iridescent layers of crystallised calcium carbonate. It’s pretty much impossible to tell the difference between a natural and cultured pearl by just looking at its outer appearance. The only way to make absolute certain whether a pearl is natural or cultured is to perform an x-ray of the internal structure of the pearl.

✩Pearl Mythology, Legends, Lore and History✩
Pearls are natural wonders that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern around the world. Greek mythology proclaimed pearls to be tears of joy shed by the goddess Aphrodite. Ancient Egyptians associated pearls with Isis, the goddess of healing and life. Pearls are the Birthstone for June and the Zodiac stone for Gemini.

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the Goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. In other folk traditions, they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. Mermaids are also associated with the mythological Greek sirens. In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.

✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).

If you like this necklace see my other listings for some lovely matching earrings.
If none are listed I can make some to your requirements please message me if you would like me to make some for you



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