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"Willow" Necklace

"Willow" Necklace

Regular price
$200.00
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$200.00

Weeping Willow trees became a massively popular design used in cemetery symbolism and can be found on headstones dating back to the 19th century. Because of the fascination with greek architecture and design that swept across the United States in the early 1800's, it was no surprise that nods to Greek poets and Goddesses would have an impact. "The weeping willow has connections to Greece as Orpheus, their most celebrated poet, carried willow branches with him on his journey through the Underworld. The Greek sorceress Circe planted a riverside cemetery with willow trees, dedicated to Hecate and her moon magic.  It was common to place willow branches in the coffins of the dead, and then plant young saplings on their graves, with the belief that the spirit of the dead would rise up through the tree."

 

The "Willow" necklace features a willow branch arch holding three stones in obsidian, smoky quartz, and dark rainbow lattice sunstone. ⁣Forged completely in sterling silver, it hangs from a 20 inch heavy oval bead chain.