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  • The Pele Necklace - Front
  • The Pele Necklace - Front
  • The Pele Necklace - Back
  • The Pele Necklace - Clasp
  • Model wearing Pele at 19" length

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The Pele Necklace

passion, fire, life

Handmade from sterling silver and 18k gold, the Pele necklace shows the goddess covered in hibiscus flowers, the national flower of her native Hawai'i.  Her body is carved from a recycled piano key, and her features delicately scrimshawed by hand.  The necklace is reversible - showing the stone on the back - and beaded with natural turquoise.  Pele still lives in the beliefs of her people as the goddess of fire and passion; she reminds us that upheavals in life are followed by new beginnings and change.  She measures 2" x 0.9".  The standard beading length is 19" but can be strung to any length.

Offically licensed by the Mucha Foundation, Pele's design is inspired by the father of Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha.  As an official Mucha jeweler, 10 percent of all proceeds will go towards the Mucha Museum to preserve the rich legacy of Mucha's stunning art nouveau paintings.

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Of all the world's goddesses, Pele is one of the few still living in the belief of her people, who make offerings when volcanic eruptions threaten their towns. Called Ka wahine 'ai honua or ‘the woman who devours the land,’ Pele is both creatress and destroyer. She throws molten fountains into the air, governs lava flows, and is the goddess of fire, lightning, dance, and volcanoes.

When her body moves, the land trembles and the sky glows with crimson fire. Those present whisper in awe, "`Ae aia la `o Pele; there is Pele." Pele's tears hide in the cinder outfall at Pu`u Pua`i; her golden hair sparkles between the folds of pahoehoe lava. She commonly visits mortals, appearing as a beautiful young woman, a white dog with red eyes, or a very old woman who asks for food or drink. Like a volcano’s lava that creates new land, the goddess Pele reminds us that fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals are followed by new life and change.

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