Patiently handmade from recycled sterling silver, this necklace features a peaceful desert scene captured within an incredible stone known as Picture Jasper. A Swift soars overhead as a layered silver sun rises from the horizon. A second Swift is cut from the back, allowing the stone to be seen from both sides.
Made in honour of the height of Summer, long solstice evenings, and the return of our quick and agile Swifts, who carry our hearts and hopes to soaring new heights...
"For centuries the enigmatic Swift and its extraordinary life cycle have left observers struggling to understand its true nature. Identified as The Devil’s Bird, it was thought that they hibernated in mud, that they had no legs, and they were the screaming souls of dead people departing to hell…..And yet Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, one of the most sacred sites in Judaism, has for centuries been used by Swifts, who make their nests in the same cracks in the wall in which worshippers place their prayer notes to God. The truth is, most people are pleased to see the arrival of Swifts. “One Swallow doesn’t make a Summer” but a Swift is a different matter, being the last of our seasonal visitors to arrive. Perhaps the most persistent myth of all is that Swifts are closely related to Swallows and Martins. The truth is this is just a trick of convergent evolution and the Swift’s closest relative is actually the Hummingbird!"
Swift folklore shared with gratitude from: https://peakboxes.co.uk/knowledge-learning-blog/swiftfolklore
The chain is 18 inches and made from sterling silver with a lobster clasp. If you require a different length, please leave a message with your order.
This piece is one of a kind and you will receive the exact necklace pictured. If purchased, your necklace will ship within 1-2 weeks (Usually much sooner but this is a busy time so I appreciate the contingency time xxx).