"Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet's heart when tangled in the body of a woman?" -Virginia Woolf.
An antique french reliquary locket has been cast immortal in sterling silver and paired with an Our Lady of the 7 sorrows connector. An addition of bar link chain that mimics rosary beads, this necklace is a personal statement of my obsession with the image of the sacred heart.
This symbol is often shown over the hearts of religious icons to show the fever and pureness of spirit. to me, it's an oddness, to show the heart worn over the body, exposed, aflame, fragile. with this necklace, I'm not suggesting something pertaining to a specific religion but rather something spiritual, felt within and yet worn on the outside.
Due to the locket compartment of this piece, it also holds the possibility of holding a special secret, something small such as a piece of a letter, a lock of hair, a dried rose thorn, making this piece personally customizable for the meaningful object of your choice, whether it be something romantic or used for mourning jewelry.
The locket measures 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, on a 28 inch long chain.
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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.