A maiden dips her hand beneath the waters of a pond, offering a magical moonstone to the swan that calls the waters it's home. The swan approaches, offering her wondrous gifts of transformation, true beauty and mysticism in exchange. The maiden lays across a Labradorite (a stone of magic and protection), the stone she is offering the swan is a Rainbow Moonstone (a stone of intuition and feminine empowerment). A stream flows into the pond, tumbling over another Labradorite. The images and flow of the water of the central section of this fantasy necklace are carried through to the side sections which depict another swan on one side and the fluid interpretation of water with a Rainbow Moonstone as accent on the other. The photography does not capture all of the details included in this magical piece of fantasy jewelry, such as the ripples of water that result from her hand reaching into the pond, the twist and flow of the maidens gown and the swans belly and legs as they paddle beneath the surface of the water. It is truly an elegant and mystical necklace to enjoy and wear.
The overall length of the Swan Maiden Necklace can be adjusted from 15-20 inches, making it very versatile for a variety of body types and necklines. The central section of the fantasy necklace is 4 inches long and 1 inch tall, each of the side sections are 2 3/4 inches long, with the swan section being 3/4 of an inch wide and the stone accent section being 1/2 of an inch wide. The Labradorite cabochons are each 10mm in size, the Rainbow Moonstone cabochon that the swan maiden is pushing is 8mm and the Rainbow Moonstone on the side section is 6mm in size. The necklace is assembled with jump rings that are soldered closed and high quality chain which is finished with a Labradorite and Moonstone bead.
As with all of my work this piece of fantasy jewelry was created using the lost wax method. I first start by doing a detailed drawing of my intended subject. Then I sculpt my design in wax. I start with overall shape and form, making sure all the individual pieces are proportional to each other, then adding detail which includes applying the swan's feathers one at a time. After the wax sculpture is complete it is cast in sterling silver, excess metal is removed, sections assembled and soldered together, patina applied, rough polished, stones set, then completed by a final polish. It is a time consuming process, but one that I thoroughly enjoy. For more detailed information on my wax sculpting and casting process go to www.mystcswan.biz and look at the "Creation Process" and "Wax Sculpting" sections.
No matter if you are captured by world of fantasy in general, are enthralled by the mystical elegance of swans, drawn to goddess energies and those of stones, or love mythology, fairy tale and Renaissance - this fantasy necklace is a piece to treasure and enjoy for years to come.
Please contact me if you would like a different stone combination or would like a necklace made with additional chain for a longer length. The necklace on the model is set with Sunstone, Indigo Kyanite and Rainbow Moonstone.
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.