In the Ancient Greek tale, Leo is associated with the first of Heracles' twelve labours, the capture of the Nemean Lion. The Nemean Lion was thought invincible due to its impenetrable hide so Heracles strangled the lion to death and wore its skin as a cloak. Zeus honoured the lion by placing it in the stars.
From Astrology, the pendant takes the form of a circle, which the Ancient Greeks considered the most geometrically perfect shape. It holds a cluster of the stars, forming a constellation, which is held suspended in space by delicate wire. The side view shows Sagittarius to illustrates the three dimensional nature of the design.
This piece is currently available in solid 9ct yellow gold. It can be made to order in 9ct white and rose gold or in 18ct Fairtrade Gold. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for an item to be made to order, please email me for more information.
This piece is handcrafted using traditional lost wax casting and hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Please read my guide to jewellery care to ensure it lasts for many years!
20mm diameter x up to 3mm thick. Chain: 20 inch.