Lethe - Onyx Mink Skull Charivari Locket Necklace
Inspired by the traditional Bavarian hunting relics of yore, this fierce statement piece was created as a protective totem for the wearer.
Pitch black onyx cabs adorn the eyes and nasal cavity, and the entire setting has been hand-fabricated from solid sterling silver with ornate solver scrollwork and silver beads.
The setting has been hinged at the jaw, allowing the mouth to open 180 degrees, and reveal an ornamental plate where the tongue would be, featuring another scroll motif.
The teeth have sterling bands that allow the jaws to snap shut and lock closed during wear.
The front right tooth has been left without a band.Three bands create just enough tension to keep the mouth closed during wear. A fourth band does not leave enough room for the teeth to close, so they have been left assymmetrical.
A large ornamental bail allows for free-swinging movement.
The back features hand-cut and chiseled sterling wings, and has been stamped .925 STERLING along with my maker's mark MF.
Truly a one-of-a-kind statement piece!
Entire pendant measures 3 inches long including the bail, and hangs on a 24 inch long sterling silver 5.. long and short chain that is fully adjustable. Closes with a lobster clasp and my signature star charm adorns the reverse.
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As with all handmade and one-of-a-kind jewelry, utmost care should be taken to keep jewelry clean and dry. Never wear your pieces while bathing, swimming, or washing dishes to avoid having them submerged in water. Bones and stones are porous and susceptible to become weak when they get wet. Metals can tarnish and lose their patinas more quickly if they get wet or washed with chemicals frequently. Also, please remove your pieces before any strenuous activities as they are fragile and parts could be knocked loose or fall out. Treat your jewelry like the unique piece of art that it is and it will remain in good condition for ages.
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