This stunning fantasy jewelry pendant depicts an unexpected encounter between a handsome man and seductive mermaid. The waves crash into the rocky cliff while a fish swims beneath the surface of the tidal pool where the mermaid dwells. A traveler looks down at the sea just has the mermaid rises above the water's surface . . . what is the rest of the story? It's up to you to finish the tale.
I started by creating a detailed pencil drawing to refine my idea and layout the proportion of the piece. The next step was to sculpt everything in wax, this was a very time and labor intensive process; including applying one scale at a time to the mermaid and other exacting details like facial features. While close attention was given to these fine points, I also took great care to ensure the musculature was accurate and the overall design pleasing. When sculpting was complete it was cast using the lost wax method in sterling silver. A patina was applied in two parts to give some areas a darker finish than others, providing for contrast and interest. This was followed by hand polishing and an application of Renaissance Wax to protect the finish and guard against tarnish.
The pendant is 1 5/8 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches tall. A braided leather cord is included. The bottom view shows the “Encounter” pendant in combination with a vine neck wire which makes a stunning necklace and totally changes the look of this magical pendant. The unique vine entwined neck wire has a font closure, making it easy to slide the pendant off and on and fasten without fumbling behind your neck. Please add a note stating your length preference, 16, 17 and 18 inches are the most common lengths. Ordering the pendant and neck wire together includes a $50 discount from the price of the items if they were purchased individually.
If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.
United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.
International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.
The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.
I am not accepting custom orders at this time.
Jan 26, 2016
This is an amazing work of art! The concept of the different levels of the Encounter merged into one intricate piece of silver fascinates me. The movement, details and theme of this sculpture are a delight.
Apr 2, 2015
Is juts so beautiful and it was deliver so fast in France !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, thank you very much !!!!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mar 31, 2015
I bought this pair of pendants as a lovers' pair for my wife and myself. We are totally satisfied with the high quality of these excellent works! This is the first time I've seen that silver jewelries can tell stories! This is amazing! Will come back to the shop again!