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Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry
Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace |  Necklaces - Common Era Jewelry

Eternal Secret Ancient Talisman Necklace

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$795

Free shipping and returns

100% recycled solid gold or vermeil

2 year warranty

Fairly made, fairly priced

Description

A tablet of gold, shaped by rushing water over millennia, inscribed with ἀεί: the ancient Greek word for eternal, forever, always.

This necklace is imbued with an awareness of that which is eternal. Like a stone that has sat in the riverbed for hundreds of years, the tenacity and hope of humankind extends long before and well after our individual lives. This talisman is to be worn as a secret reminder that this too shall pass. 

When all seems hopeless, allow it to wash over you and drain away, like water rushing over stones. It is not your experiences that shape who you are, but how you receive them.

The poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning owned a ring with AEI inscribed upon it, which her husband Robert Browning wore on his watch chain after her untimely death.

Details:

Dimensions: 30mm x 10mm 
Chain length: 20" 

About Solid Gold ✨

Solid gold is the best option if you:

1. Want to wear your piece forever or pass it down as an heirloom. Solid gold will last for centuries without degrading.

2. Want to invest in jewelry as an asset rather than an accessory. Gold traditionally appreciates in value and can always be melted down and made into a new piece

Unlike many brands, our gold is never hollow - it is always 100% solid, cast using the lost wax method, meaning there is a lot more gold in each piece.

Our gold is 100% certified recycled and each piece is handcrafted here in New York.

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Product Details

Available metals:
18k Gold Vermeil, 14k Solid Gold

Pendant dimensions:
30mm x 10mm

Chain length: 20 inches

Gold Vermeil chain:
1mm spiga chain included with Gold Vermeil pendant

Solid 14k gold chain: 1mm cable chain can be purchased with solid gold pendant

When will my piece ship? 🚚

Gold Vermeil pieces ship same day or next business day.

We keep a small inventory of solid gold pieces - please check about the 'Add to Cart' button to see if your piece is in stock.

If not, it will display the estimated ship time so that we can custom make it for you in our NYC studio.

What does Traditional Retail Price mean? 💸

Most brands sell through boutiques and department stores, where the pricing model is usually a 2 - 4x markup from their wholesale price. For example, the jewelry brand sells the piece to the store for $1000, and then the store sells it to you for $2,500.

Because Common Era sells directly from our studio, we can give our customers the same pricing we would be giving to wholesale stores.

About Gold Vermeil

Gold Vermeil, pronounced ver-may, is a french term for a style of gold plating that is regulated by the federal government. Unlike "gold plated" jewelry, vermeil must always be on a solid 925 sterling silver base - rather than brass - with at least 2.5 microns thickness of gold. This is 3 times thicker than normal gold plating.

This makes vermeil a longer lasting product than gold plated jewelry, as well as more valuable because it's composed entirely of precious metals.


FAQ

When will my order ship?

All pieces except for made-to-order solid gold will ship within 24 hours on business days.

Solid gold orders ship from our NYC studio and the time to ship is indicated above the "Add to cart" button on those pieces.

What if my piece is lost in the mail?

This is in incredibly rare, but if it happens we will make it right with a free replacement.

Solid gold pieces are always shipped with signature required to ensure this doesn't happen.

Does your jewelry come in a box or a pouch?

Both! Our packaging is made in Chicago and consists of a peach-colored vegan suede pouch in a branded box, so they’re easy to wrap up as gifts.

The Making of a Molten Gold Ring

Each solid gold piece is made in our New York City studio from 100% recycled 14 karat gold. Come behind the bench as we craft a Molten Medusa Ring