Over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
This was the island of Atlantis.
Atlantis was the domain of Poseidon, God of the Sea. When Poseidon fell in love with a mortal woman, Cleito, he created a dwelling at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her.
Cleito gave birth to five sets of twin boys who became the first rulers of Atlantis. The island was divided among the brothers with the eldest, Atlas, first King of Atlantis, being given control over the central hill and surrounding areas.
At the top of the central hill, a temple was built to honor Poseidon which housed a giant gold statue of Poseidon riding a chariot pulled by winged horses. It was here that the rulers of Atlantis would come to discuss laws, pass judgments, and pay tribute to Poseidon.
To facilitate travel and trade, a water canal was cut through the land running south into the sea.
Surrounding the plain to the north were mountains which soared high into the skies. Villages, lakes, rivers, and meadows dotted the mountains.
Besides the harvests, the island provided all kinds of herbs, fruits, and nuts. An abundance of animals, including elephants, roamed the island.
For generations the Atlanteans lived simple, virtuous lives. But slowly they began to change. Greed and power began to corrupt them. When Zeus saw the immorality of the Atlanteans he gathered the other gods to determine a suitable punishment.
Soon, in one violent surge it was gone. The island of Atlantis, its people, and its memory were swallowed by the sea.
Shimmering Abalone Treasure ~ like a captured moonbeam glistening deep from the ocean bed.
Set in sterling silver. Available on either a sterling silver chain or a 9ct yellow or rose gold 18" chain .
*To have the full piece made in 9ct yellow or rose gold or for different chain lengths, please contact me for a quote.
The pendant and ring both have a tiny crescent moon on the reverse side.
Approximately 26mm in length (not including the bail that attaches it to the chain).
Please allow up to 3 weeks to ship (although it is often sooner) as each piece is made exclusively for you.
Please note that abalone shell is natural and so each piece will vary ever so slightly from the photo.