Seductive and charming... our Mermaid necklace depicts the mermaid sitting on a rock staring off at the moon. Let her song mesmerized you like the sailors of old, this is not the call of a Siren. This statement necklace is a reminder that it is ok to let your heart and passions overrule the analytical mind. An everyday piece that speaks to the truth of your heart.
History: Mermaid mythology is rooted in Greek mythology and the lore of Undines. Mermaids represent wild freedom, rebellious spirits and ferocious independence. They are often depicted holding fishbone combs, this is an ancient nautical symbol of power over nature as sailors believed fish bones could divine or control storms at sea. They are also shown holding mirrors which is a symbol of the moon which speaks of a reflective nature.
2 cm weighted aged coin
14K Yellow Gold Vermeil
Available Chain Styles/Lengths
1.7mm Curb Chain 16, 18, 24 and 30" Lengths
Long + Short Toggle Necklace 16 and 18" Lengths
Beaded 1mm Satellite Chain 16, 18, and 24" Lengths
2.4 mm Wheat Chain16, 18, 24 and 30" Lengths
Please Note: The patina on each pendant may vary as each one is painted and aged by hand. Solid Gold and Gold Vermeil pieces are made to order.
What is Gold Vermeil? Vermeil (French for silver, pronounced ver-may) refers to a variety of gold-coated metal. For metal to be considered vermeil, it needs to meet three main trade criteria:
The base of the metal must be of sterling (92.5%) or fine (99.9%) silver. This is why vermeil is also known by its other names: Silver Gilt or Gilded Silver
The purity of the gold must be of at least 10 karats
The thickness of the gold coat should consist of a minimum of 2.5 microns (0.0025 millimeters)
If these three criteria are not met, then the metal becomes gold-filled or gold-plated. You can also find gold vermeil in other colors such as rose gold.
Gold vermeil allows the jeweler to create beautiful gold jewelry designs, without the expense of using solid gold. Gold vermeil jewelry is crafted only using precious metals so it is more hypoallergenic and it gives the wearer the option of wearing gold jewelry at a much lower cost than solid gold.
The Pirate + The Gypsy is a Canadian based sustainable bespoke jewelry studio and private boutique located in New Westminster, BC. We focus on ecologically conscious materials and transparency with consideration to the jewelry’s impact on our environment. We believe that sustainability begins with longevity and by creating timeless, bespoke, heirloom quality Jewelry that will be cherished and passed on we are keeping them out of our landfills and on our bodies. All collections are crafted with high quality hypoallergenic recycled metals.
The Pirate + The Gypsy was founded by Paula + Joel Godden in 2015. As a Greek, Polish and Romani woman Paula was never taught that Gypsy was negative and was encouraged to embrace who she is, her heritage and her history. It is in within The Pirate + The Gypsy jewelry creations that the stories of Paula’s childhood and culture are reborn in hopes of reclaiming the beauty behind the name and the people.
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