Lotus necklace in oxidized sterling silver
In ancient Egyptian cosmology, the universe was created when the sun god Ra emerged from within a blooming lotus flower which had grown up from the depths of the primordial waters. It was said that he returns to the flower every evening when it closes at dusk. The blue lotus, or Nymphaea caerulea, was sacred in ancient Egypt, representing the endless cycle of death and rebirth. It was also prized for its psychoactive properties and was used in religious ceremonies for its euphoric and mildly hallucinogenic effects.
Twenty one stylized lotus flowers in overlapping lengths recreate the silhouette of an Egyptian collar necklace. Each flower is cast in solid sterling silver, and they hang on a sterling 2.8mm reverse rope chain with a soldered hook and eye clasp.
Short flowers measure 3/4" long and long flowers measure 1 1/8" long.
In order to allow the flowers to lay properly, I recommend wearing this necklace at the collarbone or as a loose choker, as represented in the final image.
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