Collection: The Ancient Greece Collection

THE SELENE NECKLACE 
The Moon, known as Selene in Greek mythology, is our anti-sun, shining brightly through the darkness. The lunar cycle allows Selene to visit the earth, during 8 phases every month. A natural deity, a credible, almost tactile goddess, Selene was revered by our ancestors in a similar way as the Sun was worshiped and respected. Greek mythology places her as the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, being the sister of the Sun God, Helios, and Eos, the Goddess of Dawn.
THE KOTINOS NECKLACE
In ancient Greece the olive wreath, also known as "kotinos", was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. It was a twisted branch of the wild olive tree that grew at Olympia, intertwined to form a circle. The branches of the sacred wild olive tree near the temple of Zeus were cut by "pais amithalis" (a boy whose parents were both alive) with a pair of golden scissors.
THE TEAR NECKLACE
One day God Apollo noticed a small nymph singing with the most beautiful voice about how lucky she was. Everyday Apollo listened to the golden voice and he fell in love with the nymph so he decided he would ask if he could marry the nymph. Apollo told Zeus how he discovered the nymph in the orchard, how her singing was like an arrow to the heart straight from Cupid himself! And finally how he wanted to marry her. Zeus got angry with Apollo for such foolishness, to marry a mere nymph so he banished her to an abandoned house in the middle of the woods. Apollo heartbroken as he watches the nymph die from starvation and dehydration in the chains that hold her, cries golden tears in memory of his first and only love. The golden tears give mortals a brief second of luck. He cries golden tears of sorrow and luck.
THE HARMONIA NECKLACE
Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the Olympian gods, discovered his wife, Aphrodite, goddess of love, while having a sexual affair with Ares, the god of war. He became enraged and vowed to avenge himself for Aphrodite's infidelity by cursing any lineage of children resulting from the affair. Aphrodite bore a daughter, Harmonia, from Ares' seed. Harmonia grew up and was later betrothed to Cadmus of Thebes. Upon hearing of the royal engagement, Hephaestus presented Harmonia with an exquisite necklace and robe as a wedding gift. In some versions of the myth, only the necklace is given. In either case, the necklace was wrought by Hephaestus' own hand and was cursed to bring disaster to anyone who wore it.
THE COIN NECKLACE
In the ancient years, gold symbolized the purity of the spiritual aspect of "All That Is". It is symbolic of spirituality and development in the realm of complete understanding, allowing one to both attain and maintain communion with the source of all being. Gold has been called "the master healer". It is an excellent mineral for purification of the body. Gold helps one improve his character via learning, lessening the trauma associated with situations experienced during the gaining of knowledge. It assists the person activate, mobilize, and actualize the intrinsic potential of the self. The golden coin necklace will bring you luck & wealth.
ΤΗΕ ΖΟDIAC NECKLACE
The Greek word for constellations was katasterismoi. Of these, the twelve signs whose paths intersect with the dawn rising of the sun were known as zodiakos (the zodiac) or zodiakos kyklos (circle of small animals). The constellations, as described in Greek mythology, were mostly god-favoured heroes and beasts who received a place amongst the stars as a memorial of their deeds. They were regarded as semi-divine spirits-living, conscious entities which strode across the heavens. There are twelve different necklace designs, one for each sign.
THE MERMAID RING
Inspired by Greek mythology and legends this mermaid ring combines minimalism with the ancient Greek beauty. Mermaids are famous for their incredible beauty which humans believed surpassed all mortal beings. Legends claim that the beauty of a mermaid is so great that it could mesmerize men and lure them into the sea.
THE SELENE RING
Selene, goddess of the moon, truly represented the moon itself to the Greeks. Although she counts as a goddess in her own right, Selene often gets associated with the archer goddess, Artemis, who is also a moon goddess. These two goddesses have an additional association with Hecate. Selene is a Titan goddess. Titan gods and goddesses were actually the divine beings that preceded the Olympian gods and goddesses. The first of these divine beings emerged from the primordial and originally called Gaea as mother and Uranus as father
THE STAR RING
The ancient Greeks called constellations “katasterismoi”, meaning "placings of the stars" — placed by the gods. The Greeks believed the Olympians put those people, animals and objects in the heavens for a reason: to serve as unmistakable lessons of proper behavior. Often, entire stories play out across the sky, traced from one constellation to the next. As a primarily oral civilization, the ancient Greeks had many versions of the constellation myths, so there's never one "correct" story. What we do know comes from rare and often fragmentary written sources.
THE KOTINOS RING
This ring is inspired by the Olympic games, like the Kotinos Necklace. In ancient Greece the olive wreath also known as "kotinos", was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. It was a twisted branch of the wild olive tree that grew at Olympia, intertwined to form a circle. The branches of the sacred wild olive tree near the temple of Zeus were cut by "pais amithalis" (a boy whose parents were both alive) with a pair of golden scissors.
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