Sterling Silver Skull and Raven Pendant Necklace
This poetic sterling silver skull and raven pendant tells the story of loss, transformation, and hope. While the raven is associated with darkness, death, and shapeshifting, it also connotes intelligence and bravery. Pairing ravens with human skulls goes back centuries when myth and epic poems bolstered the courage of men going into battle.
In Norse mythology, Odin's daughters, the valkyries, taking the form of ravens fly to battlefields to choose who will die and who will live. As ravens, the valkyries usher the fallen warriors into Valhalla to be honored forever in the afterlife.
Wear this raven moon skull pendant as a reminder to live a life of purpose, meaning, and love, and prepare for whatever awaits in the other realm.
Includes an 18 inch, rhodium-plated sterling silver 1.0mm snake chain with lobster clasp.
Rhodium plated silver is sterling silver coated in rhodium to make it whiter and brighter. Silver is a softer metal, so rhodium protects it from scratches or wear. Solid silver is too soft to be fashioned into jewelry, so it contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% of other metals like copper, nickel, or a combination of the two. The traces of copper and nickel in sterling silver cause tarnishing. Adding rhodium plating prevents this from happening.
Pendant measures 29 x 15mm.