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Urania Muse of Astronomy Necklace

$240
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Description

Urania (yoo·RAY·nee·uh) is the muse of astronomy, presiding over the heavenly bodies that dapple the velvet sky. To the ancients, she was known as the muse of the heavens, which is why her name is derived from the ancient Greek for ‘heavenly.’ 

 

Urania is the muse of those who look to the star-flecked sky and feel wonder and awe, those who are unwaveringly curious in the pursuit of knowledge and progress. She inspires all who are connected to the sciences, particularly astronomy and physics.

 

Her symbols are the globe and compass, both pictured in this handcrafted pendant, featuring an original etching of Urania from 1832.

 

The trademark Common Era raised molten rim frames the pendant, which is suspended from a finely-woven Italian-made spiga chain.

Materials

18k Gold Vermeil

Solid 925 sterling silver plated with a 3 micron thick layer of 18 karat gold. Five times thicker than industry standard gold plating and composed entirely of precious metals. Gold Vermeil is a French technique that is a significant step up from regular gold-plated jewelry, which is most often made from cheap brass with a thin flash-plating of gold.

 

14k Solid Gold

Solid gold is an investment that lasts forever and is perfect to be passed down through generations, historically appreciating in value. Each solid gold piece is made to order within 4 - 6 weeks in our NYC studio. Read more

Product Details

  • Pendant dimensions: 25mm x 10mm
  • Chain length: 20 inches
  • Chain style: 1.2mm spiga with lobster clasp

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