Necklace Length: 15"
Persephone is the beautiful Greek goddess of Spring, rebirth and transformation.The daughter of Zeus and Demeter, her journey begins with her abduction into the underworld by Hades, god of the underworld. Once he brings her there, he tricks her into eating 4 pomegranate seeds, which binds her to the underworld forever. This enrages her mother, Demeter, Goddess of the harvest, who then proclaims that all plants and fruits from the harvest will die if she does not get her daughter back. Eventually, Demeter and Hades reach an agreement that since Persephone ate the pomegranate seeds, she will have to stay there for half a year and spend the other half with her mother. Thus every Fall, when Persephone is lead back to the underworld, Demeter mourns her loss, therefore leaving the earth to rot and decay. Each Spring, when Persephone returns, all the plants and animals come back to life.
Gemstones in this piece:
Chrysoprase: Known as the stone of inspiration, Chrysoprase enhances the imagination and brings about optimism, open mindedness and adventure. Considered magical by the ancient Greeks, it is an excellent success stone known to increase adaptability, inner courage and wisdom.
Labradorite: The stone of inner knowing, Labradorite dispels negativity by enhancing clarity of thought and understanding. It is said to bring good luck, harmony and enhanced intuition.