The Protector Necklace captures a glimpse of Cleopatra’s profile, paired with her beloved stone, the green emerald and a heart protecting red ruby.
The mesmerizing green emeralds were said to be a gift of Thoth, the god of wisdom, symbolizing immortality, fertility and rebirth, even alleviating pain from childbirth. They also held magical powers of clairvoyance, and were believed to ward off evil spirits and negativity.
Red, like this ruby, was called desher, and is said to have been a very powerful color in Ancient Egypt. It represented good versus evil, life and victory, and also fire and anger. Deceased Pharaohs were entombed with a red stone carved into the shape of the human heart to protect their hearts from injury.
DETAILS: 1.25” pendant, 16" chain, with a natural 4mm emerald and a natural 6mm ruby, available in sterling silver or 24K gold vermeil. Adornments are handmade, resulting in subtle differences and natural imperfections for an ancient feel.
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