From Yasmin Everley's Astrology collection, the pendant takes the form of a circle, which the Ancient Greeks considered the most geometrically perfect shape. It holds a cluster of the stars, accurately forming the constellation, which is held suspended in space by delicate wire. The chain is a rope chain, reminiscent of both the sailors who have used these stars to navigate through the centuries and our coiling strands of DNA. The side view shows Sagittarius but illustrates the three dimensional nature of the design.
In the Ancient Greek tale, Aquarius is associated with the myth of Ganymede, the unbearably beautiful boy that Zeus abducted by taking the form of a gigantic eagle and took to Olympus to become his cupbearer. He later honoured him by placing him in the stars.
This piece is handcrafted using traditional lost wax casting and hallmarked by the London Assay Office.
Solid Sterling Silver
20mm diameter x up to 3mm thick. Chain: 26 inch.