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Necklaces from Metalicious add something striking to your ensemble with pieces for special occasions as well as ones for everyday wear. Whether you’re looking for something bezel-set or an eye-catching pendant, our handmade necklaces are elegant and undoubtedly unique. All pieces make great gift ideas for someone you love dearly and are stunning additions to your jewelry collection.
The Nightshade pendant is bezel set with 8x5mm pear London Blue Topaz. The vines are entwined around the gemstone, they are one of the hallmarks of my designs. The swirls and twirls become tiny sculptures that intertwine around your body. My jewelry is made to grow with you in life.
Nightshade was used in Victorian times to redden cheeks and lips, which led to its formal name: Belladonna which translates to Beautiful Woman. It's also a symbol of silence, and was used as poison which appeals to my darker sensibilities. Power, control, sensuality. I chose garnets to as the centerpieces in this collection for their deep and mysterious glow. Garnets represent inner fire and life force, which fit perfectly with the Nightshade designs.
Bohemian Vines grew from the place in my heart with deep roots to the earth combined with the dreamy swirling ether of the sky. Vines represent strength, determination, endurance and progress over time.
Read about why I chose Nightshade for this collection.
I'm always inspired by other artists and in dreaming up this collection I found this beautiful sonnet by Pablo Neruda:
Morning (Love Sonnet XXVII), by Pablo Neruda
Naked you are simple as one of your hands;
Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round.
You've moon-lines, apple pathways
Naked you are slender as a naked grain of wheat.
Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba;
You've vines and stars in your hair.
Naked you are spacious and yellow
As summer in a golden church.
Naked you are tiny as one of your nails;
Curved, subtle, rosy, till the day is born
And you withdraw to the underground world.
As if down a long tunnel of clothing and of chores;
Your clear light dims, gets dressed, drops its leaves,
And becomes a naked hand again.
Blue Topaz help us to communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit and we can speak our personal truth out into the world.
We proudly offer 2 lengths of chains that are adjustable! They are still made from solid recycled sterling silver. Each chain has a ring at each of the 3 lengths listed so you can wear your necklace at whichever length you'd like. Please select either (16"- 17"- 18"), or (20"- 21" -22") from the drop-down menu.
Every Metalicious jewel is handcrafted by a small team of artisans here in NYC using traditional metalsmithing techniques. We use only recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. Infused with love, each piece is as unique as you are. <3