Mermaid set includes hand-made sterling-silver, pearl and labradorite necklace and a pair of sterling silver pearl studs.
We have a lot of stories about mermaids. A Greek mermaid legend relates to the sister of Alexander the Great, Thessalonike, who is said to have transformed into a mermaid upon her death. She is known to haunt the waters of the Aegean Sea, luring sailors with her beauty and testing them with a question which would cost them their lives if they answered wrongly. She would ask only one question; “Is King Alexander alive?” to which the only correct answer would be, “He lives and reigns and conquers the world”. Any other answer would not be acceptable to her and spelled doom for those who failed her test.
Freshwater pearls framed in sterling silver stand for wisdom. All we know expression throwing “pearls before swine,” wasting what is valuable on fruitless endeavours. We still commonly refer to precious advice and counsel as “pearls of wisdom.” In the millennia before perliculture, pearls were very hard to find and harvest. When wisdom is given, treasure it like a rare pearl.
This beautiful necklace is a perfect gift for a wise and elegant woman.
Hand-made in Canada by Elena Nahum Leroy.