Hecate Goddess of Magic Triple Amethyst Medallion Necklace
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100% recycled solid gold or vermeil
2 year warranty
Fairly made, fairly priced
Goddess of Magic, Witchcraft, the Night, and Crossroads
Hecate is one of the most mysterious and revered figures in Greek mythology. First mentioned circa 700 BCE by Hesiod, Hecate is the ancient Greek goddess of magic and the night, though she later came to be associated with boundaries and crossroads.
Hecate is a Titan, one of the gods who ruled the universe before the Olympians came to power. Zeus, the new king of the gods, respected Hecate so much that he allowed her alone to retain her powers after the fall of the Titans. Hesiod tells us that Zeus "gave her splendid gifts - to have a share of the earth and of the barren sea, and from the starry sky as well she has a share in honor, and is honored most of all by the immortal gods."
Hecate is primarily the goddess of magic, and was called upon by ancient sorceresses to empower their spells and rituals. As a goddess of the night, she is often depicted on ancient pottery bearing torches to guide mortals through the darkness. As the goddess of crossroads, she is usually sculpted as a three-faced figure, known as the Threefold Hecate; each face gazing out at the horizon and watching over travelers. In this pendant, we gave Hecate three amethysts in her crown to symbolize her three vigilant faces.
Hecate is the talisman for those at a crossroads in life, who need guidance in the dark, and who call upon her immortal magic.
- Three ethically-sourced natural amethysts
- 1 inch diameter
- 18 inch rolo chain
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.
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.
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.
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