The Roma Necklace - is a reversible double sided coin, charm necklace. Cast of an ancient Roman coin in recycled brass, and dipped in a thick layer of high grade 14K gold resting on a 14K Gold Filled 20" cable chain. The cast was done by hand in wax from original sides of ancient coins. Entirely made in the Santa Cruz California Mountains by Amber Duncan of Mountainside Jewelry.
Romulus and Remus are represented on a number of Roman coins, this pendant is made from one of the most common of these, issued during what is known as the Constantine commemorative period, ca. 330-346 AD.
The Roma Necklace was designed to attract wealth, fortune, and opportunity. The folklore of coins have a long history of bringing good luck and are a symbol of prosperity and wealth. Throwing coins into a wishing well is a tradition that predates recorded history. A silver coin was used under the mast of a ship as it was built, to ensure smooth sailing. Coins have been placed on the eyes of the dead to ensure safe passage into the afterlife. By carrying this ancient treasure, the Roma can bring enhanced grace, luck, and success ...if you welcome it.
Mountainside Jewelry opposes mass production and instead intends to promote the beauty of primeval craft with a focus on longevity and imperfection. Amber gathers ideas and inspiration from museums, books, architecture, nature, folklore, family heirlooms and long lost vintage jewelry discovered in flea markets and antique shops. Her designs focus on movement, texture, comfort and simplicity. She is fascinated by the stories behind symbolic images and organic forms, the curious lore and sentimentality of objects and emblems, the past uses and mythologies surrounding gemstones and talismans. For each piece, a new story begins.
14K Gold Plate over brass pendant with a 14K Gold Filled cable chain
Pendant is . 75" across
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