This unique sterling silver necklace features a helmeted Athena on one side and the Parthenon on the reverse. The traditional Greek Key Motif, also known as the Meander or eternity symbol borders the central charm, which hangs from a Leather Cord. The necklace is fastened with a standard lobster clasp.
The necklace is Rhodium (Platinum) plated. Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on jewelry in order to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish while giving it a white and reflective appearance.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Platinum Plated, 18k Gold Plated, Leather Cord
Made in Greece
Approx. 32mm (1.26 in) diameter
Approx. 520mm (20.47 in) length
Measurement includes extension chain.
(Photos are not actual size)
In art and architecture, a meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek Fret or Greek Key design, although these are modern words. The name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River. Meanders were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, perhaps, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander.
Pallas Athena was second to Zeus in wisdom. Athena Goddess was the patroness of Athens and all the heroes who fought against evil. Athena Pallas loved peace more than war and was also known as Goddess Athena of agriculture, and spinning and weaving.
The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena whom the people of Athens considered their protector. It was built in the 5th century BC on the Athenian Acropolis. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.