The Greekshops.com Athena Collection was inspired by Goddess Athina. Athina is synonymous to wisdom but also to Ancient Greek arts which the Greek Key dominates as a motif. The collection features pieces designed for sophisticated taste and aimed to reflect Classic Greek elegance through simplicity yet high quality craftsmanship. All pieces were handcrafted by Greek Sterling Silver Artisans, at her home city: Athens, Greece.
This sterling silver necklace features the traditional Greek Key Motif, also known as the meander or eternity symbol. There is one Greek Key Motif cut out of each rectanglar link. The shape of the chain of links is slightly curved, so that it lies flat around your neck comfortably. The bracelet is fastened with a standard lobster clasp.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp)
Made in Greece
Approx. 465mm (18.3 in) length
Each link is 15mm (.59 in) x 7mm (.28 in)
(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.