Friday, June 8, 2012

Vintage laurel wreath necklace - unisex jewelry

 Vintage laurel wreath necklace

Laurel wreath or a branch of laurel - a symbol of glory, victory or peace.

In ancient Greece wreaths were awarded to victors, both in athletic competitions, including the ancient Olympics made of wild olive-tree known as "kotinos" and in poetic meets; in Rome they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph. 

Picture is printed on the antique brass base and protected with a cover of glossy resin.

Cabochon size aprox.: 30 mm/1.18 inch
Leather lace length - 50 cm/19.7 inch
Lobster clasp

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