This stunning, high quality pendant is made from solid 925 sterling silver with delicate gold plated and rose gold plated wings and feathers made into the shape of a mythical Phoenix.
In ancient mythology, the symbolism of the majestic Phoenix bird, which is most often connected with the Sun, dies and is reborn across cultures and throughout time.
The Egyptians associated the phoenix with immortality, and that symbolism had a widespread appeal in late antiquity. The phoenix was compared to undying Rome, and it appears on the coinage of the late Roman Empire as a symbol of the Eternal City.
In some traditions it appears in good times but hides during times of trouble, while in other traditions it appeared only to mark the beginning of a new era. In China and Japan it was a symbol of the imperial house, and it represented "fire, the sun, justice, obedience, and fidelity".
Following this logic, the bird is actually a symbol of the union between femininity and masculinity, or yin and yang. The phoenix is often depicted together with a dragon, the symbol for masculinity and the emperor. Together, they symbolise the emperor and empress, or more commonly, a husband and his wife.
Perfect as a special gift for someone you care about or to wear yourself as a means of expressing your individuality and identity. Comes ready in a Gift Box.
Pendant Measurements - 1.8cm/0.70inches width x 2.1cm/0.82inches height