From Yasmin Everley's Astrology collection, 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, accurately forming the constellation, which is held suspended in space by delicate wire. The chain is a rope chain, reminiscent of both the sailors who have used these stars to navigate through the centuries and our coiling strands of DNA.
In the Ancient Greek tale, Cheiron was the wise king of the centaurs and son of Poseidon. He tutored Heracles but was later mistakenly shot with a poisoned arrow by his former pupil during a conflict with a group of drunken centaurs. As Cheiron was semi-divine and could not be killed by the poison he writhed in agony until Zeus took pity on him and placed him in the stars.
This piece is handcrafted using traditional lost wax casting and hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Please read our guide to jewellery care to ensure it lasts for many years!
Solid 9ct gold.
20mm diameter x up to 3mm thick. Chain: 20 inch.