The Product: Statement gold necklace inspired by ancient Greece
A statement gold necklace inspired by the cultural heritage of ancient Greece. This piece forms part of the ‘Lismonia’ collection by Athens-based jewellery studio Bijoux Bizarres. Designs and motifs from this range relate to traditional tales from Greek mythology, representing the importance of living, loving and travelling passionately. These stories emphasize the importance of being able to dream which, in turn, equates with the elixir of youth.
Bijoux Bizarres design and hand-make elegant ‘mythical’ jewellery for real people’. They draw inspiration from Greek mythology, history and traditions by re-imagining heritage patterns as modern forms. Each modular motif in the collection is representative of an entire period or cultural movement within the history of the Mediterranean region. The quirkily named collections derive from mythical Greek personas, stories or ornaments associated with them or states of mind and emotions inspired by them. Extraordinary heroines from Greek mythology whose attributes are often associated with the Mediterranean soul. Attributes such as love, strength, greatness, pride and sometimes contradiction, vanity & drama!
The hand-crafted pieces in this collection are created in limited numbers from an individual model that has been hand-hammered, using the ancient technique of repousée-on-pitch, to make it ‘perfectly imperfect.’ Hence, each subsequent casting is subtly unique. Gold-plated or rhodium-plated solid silver feature alongside freshwater pearls.
This collection of jewellery takes you effortlessly from daytime to evening. Classical heritage and elegant design create enduring appeal, that will transcend fashions and trends. We’d team this elegant cocktail necklace either with a simple, low neckline to showcase the scale and detail of the decorative motif or over a smart, polo neck top in winter. Alternatively, layer up over an evening dress with an asymmetrical or straight ‘bateau’ neckline. Reiss has some great modern dresses with similar cuts. View our other designs from the Bijoux Bizarres collection here.
This statement gold necklace is handmade in gold-plated silver. It measures approximately 45cm in length. Sweat, perfume, cosmetics & soap can occasionally affect platings. Wash with toothpaste & dry with soft fabric when needed.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS MADE TO ORDER**
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