Pompeii’s Destiny; The Mantle Plume Necklace

I am incredibly proud of this piece, inspired by the beauty, volcanic devastation, and re-discovery of the ancient city of Pompeii.

This piece was entered in a challenge! Vote for your favorite Pompeii inspired piece here until April 15th!

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Inspired by the Antique styles of coastal cities like Pompeii, before the devastating volcano eruption, this statement necklace made to look luxurious, mysterious and natural. The Ethiopean Fire Opal at the core of the necklace reacts beautifully in sunlight, shimmering a thousand colours that can unfortunately not be captured with a camera. Garlands of gorgeous garnet stone and quartz dance around natural volcanic rock beads. The pendant is an Eye of Shiva, symbolizing the healing power of the sea in contrast to the fiery lava flow.

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The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79 was a tragic event, yet the eventual historical implications were for the most part positive. The very word ‘volcano’ was invented as a reaction to the event; nature had never before displayed it’s power in this manner to the human eye. The particular volcanic situation of Pompeii allowed archeologists to study a very well preserved site, thanks to the composition of the volcanic debris, teaching us untold stories about this period of antiquity. Items such as jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones, pearls and seashells were found in very intact states, telling us of the styles adored at the time.

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