- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antiqued accents
- More than 3/4 inch tall excluding hanger x 5/8 inch wide (20 x 16mm)
- Chain: 18 inch (46cm), with spring ring closure
- Inventory number: wh72
According to Greek myth, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, always sat with an owl on her blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. Many other cultures, from the Vikings to native Americans, have also celebrated the mysterious bird of the night, believing in its wisdom and magic.
This cute owl necklace pays tribute to the nocturnal creature by interpreting its natural features as an elaborate pattern of textures and geometry, from the radiating lines of the huge circular eyes that seem to mesmerize to the scalloped rows of rounded studs that define the feathers of the wings and face.
The breast, too, is decorated with a subtler pineapple-like pattern, and the upwardly arched eyebrows have a repeating pattern of lines that visually tie them to the eyes.
A soft antique effect makes for a darker matte background to set off the shiny surfaces of the polished sterling silver.