Persephone Pearl Necklace
Large freshwater pearls strung on gold fill wire with pomegranate charms and ruby accents. 16 1/2" with gold fill clasp.
Pomegranates are a symbol of fertility, mortality, the transformation that occurs within the underworld, and thus- rebirth.
Persephone is a Goddess of the Underworld, and became bound there during the winter seasons due to ingesting one pomegranate seed. Her mother, Demeter - Goddess of Grains and land fertility - mourns her daughters absence in the winters by turning the earth barren until Persephone returns to Earth in Spring.
As the pomegranate fruit becomes ripe in late autumn, it prompts Persephone's return to the Underworld and reminds us of the death that winter brings us. But, the fruit's blood red seeds represent the life giving blood that is brought forth in spring.