This necklace is part handmade and part vintage. This is a salvaged Filigree Flower Pendant. When it came to me it was heavy with dirt and tarnish, which I cleaned off and polished. I decided to artistically oxidize the pendant and polish off the excess to add dimension, depth, and character.
The necklace chain design was designed and made in-house with Iolite gemstone beads and sterling silver components. Often known as the Vikings’ Compass, Iolite helped Vikings (including Leif Erikson) focus and discern the exact location of the sun in the sky, helping them navigate to new worlds. They would do this by holding a piece of iolite up to the sun and the iolite would act as a polarizing filter, allowing the vikings to see the position without burning their eyes.
Iolite it said to bring your life into focus by recovering balance. It is recommended for those suffering from disorientation, lack of motivation, chronic disorganization, and distraction (aka someone who needs help focusing).