Item: 189A


Madre Necklace

Sterling Silver Jewelry, Mother of Pearl, Green Patina, 1 1/4" x 2", 20" Chain

I have been thinking about making a pendant honoring the special bond between a mother and her newborn child for many years especially after becoming a grandmother. I wanted to capture that first tender moment when a new mother is in that quiet space and holding her sleeping child. A moment of transcendent awe and joy, sometimes laced with terror occurs when she realizes, perhaps for the first time, just what an incredible responsibility she has created. Madre or Mother is such a strong word, one we carry in our hearts our whole lives.

The Celtic symbol on the blanket means Eternity. The green/verdigris patina is carefully applied and then sealed to protect the finish and color. When I was looking for a stone to use as the drop, I checked my supplies and there, sitting in a bag tucked away in a bottom drawer was a strand of glowing white Mother of Pearl . It seemed just about perfect.

There is a little plaque on the reverse side for engraving a birth date or dates... so far I have been able to engrave three dates. There is no charge for doing this.