La Belle Dame Sans Merci Necklace ~ Hopeless Romantic Collection

Regular price €200 EUR

Description

 

Layaway gladly accepted - contact me over IG or email to arrange.

“I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful—a faery’s child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild."

This piece was inspired by John Keats’ poem 𝘓𝘢 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪 (The Beautiful Merciless Lady). In the poem, we meet a knight who has become physically and emotionally stunted by unrequited love for a fairy creature he meets in the woodland and is now wandering about, aimless and broken. Though often reviled as a femme fatale, I do not subscribe to the idea of men shifting blame onto a woman when she does not love them back or just loves them no longer. I like to see her as a BattleAxe who chose to protect her magic and would not become entramalled to some mortal man.

For this piece, I recast the face of the woodland dryad in sterling silver as that of the enigmatic Belle Dame. Two drops of indian garnets, like blood drops, hang from her tresses - because love is a bloody business. She will come on a 20-inch chain, ready to help work enchantments on the world from your collarbones.

You will be getting this very piece pictured.

At a Glance: 

  • Solid sterling silver 925 cast and gem settings
  • Dimensions of Piece: 2.5” X 2.5”
  • Provided necklace length: 20”
  • Gemstone accents: indian garnets
  • Necklace closure: hook and toggle
  • finished weight: ≈ 60g
  • Antique Patina Finish

Layaway is easy to arrange via PayPal is happily accepted on these larger treasures.
Contact me via email or the ol’ gram to secure the piece.

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