This oxidized sterling silver necklace features the traditional Greek Key Motif also known as the meander and eternity symbol. There is a Greek Key motif etched on one side of each rectangular link, and the reverse side of each link has a floral motif. The shape of the chain of links is slightly curved, so that it lies flat around your neck comfortably. The necklace is fastened with a standard lobster clasp.
Oxidized silver is produced naturally when oxygen reacts with silver. Precious sterling silver reacts to oxygen very easily, and and will have a darker appearance. Oxidized sterling silver jewelry has a nice contrast and vintage feel as the finish lacks shine and sparkle.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Oxidized
Made in Greece
Approx. 425mm (16.73 in) length
Each link is 14mm (.55 cm) x 5mm (.2 in)
(Photos are not actual size)
In art and architecture, a meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek Fret or Greek Key design, although these are modern words. The name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River. Meanders were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, perhaps, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander.