Just listed today!
In the east, chrysanthemum flowers symbolize luck and luxury, and are suitable offerings to leave on altars; red chrysanthemums carry the additional meaning of love, desire, an an invitation to begin or deepen a relationship. This necklace offers a twist on the more usual use of a rose to embody this symbolism and combines the flower with the opulence of genuine pearls and rubies, making this the perfect piece to wear in honor of a love goddess, such as Freyja or Aphrodite, or as a tangible reminder of your bond with your own Beloved, either mortal or divine. It would also make a spectacular holiday gift for someone very special, to let them know how much they mean to you!
A dramatic, bold carved red cinnabar chrysanthemum bloom is mounted on an antiqued copper-plated pewter European-style bail, adorning a strand of 4-5mm freshwater pearls, 6mm grade AAA garnet rounds, 4mm genuine ruby faceted rondelles, 8mm red, taupe and cream Picasso Czech glass faceted rondelles, and 3mm solid copper spacer beads. The necklace is strung on professional-quality stringing wire, which is clear-coated stainless steel, and securely finished with crimps and copper wire guards. The necklace measures 19 1/4″ in circumference, and fastens with an easy to work copper-plated pewter lobster claw clasp. (If you need a longer length I would be happy to include an extender chain at no extra charge; just let me know in “note to seller” when you purchase the necklace.) The chrysanthemum flower measures 1 1/4″ round, not including the bail.
The necklace is $85, which accounts for the cost of materials and labor. Layaway is available (for example, two payments of $42.50, or three payments of $28.33); please take a look at my layaway policy and then convo me if you’d like to discuss this!
I’ve also listed several other brand new necklaces this morning (something for Sleipnir, a Mead of Poetry necklace, and Queen of the Seas, which also features cinnabar, rubies, and freshwater pearls); you can browse all of my necklaces here.