Handcrafted from an antique intaglio made in Europe during the late 1700's to early 1800's, this talisman features Demeter, the goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest.
In mythology Demeter is intimately associated with the seasons. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades to be his wife in the underworld. In her anger at her daughter's loss Demeter laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, the land become desolate. Zeus became alarmed and sought Persephone's return. However, because she had eaten while in the underworld Hades had a claim on her. Therefore, it was decreed that Persephone would spend four months each year in the underworld. During these months Demeter grieves her daughter’s absence, and withdraws her gifts from the world, creating winter. Her return brought the spring.
This fine silver talisman is around 5/8”x 3/4” oval and hangs on 18" stainless steel baby ball chain that closes with a ball chain connector clasp. Other types of chains are sold separately.
Each piece of jewelry from The Silver Acorn comes packaged in a tasteful gift box with a meaning card ready for gift-giving.
Handcrafted in my studio in Spokane, Washington, each symbolic wax seal item from The Silver Acorn is hand-stamped in reclaimed fine silver or bronze and will be slightly different and uniquely yours.
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Handcrafted from an antique wax seal from late 1800 France, this talisman features a bird flying from its cage and the French words "Qui Me Nèglige Me Pèrd " meaning "He Who Neglects Me Loses Me". This is a good reminder...