Ophelia necklace. Sterling silver flower necklace with blue Opal.
Sterling silver flower necklace with natural blue Opal beads. From Ophelia collection.
This piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade necklace.
Necklace length: 45cm.
Flower Size: 70 x 75 mm
You can see the Ophelia video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW8m8y83fzM&t=13s
I created my Ophelia collection on 2009 inspired by the character Ophelia from Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Ophelia is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. She’s considered a myth or archetype and usually associated with flowers around her and her unrecovered hair, a rich and often white dress, nature, night or moon. She’s usually represented just before dying, with flowers in willow or singing, or already dead, but seeming to be asleep. There’re lots of symbology and meanings about flowers but William Shakespeare in Hamlet used a specific flowers to describe Ophelia’s emotions and feelings. He used Rosemary for remembrance, Pansies for thoughts of love, Fennel for flattery, Columbines for faithfulness in wedlock, Rue for disdain and repentance, the Canker Rose for spring, Violet for faithfulness. The weeping willow tree leaning over Ophelia is a symbol of forsaken love. The nettles that are growing around the willow's branches represent pain. The daisies floating near Ophelia's right hand represent innocence.
With their wildflower beauty and lush texture, asters have long been considered an enchanted flower. In ancient times, it was thought that the perfume from their burning leaves could drive away evil serpents. Today, they're known as a talisman of love and a symbol of patience. Also known as starworts, Michaelmas daisies or Frost flowers, the name aster is derived from the Greek word for "star," and its star-like flowers can be found in a rainbow of colors – white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue, with mostly yellow centers. The September birth flower, asters also hold the honor of being the 20th wedding anniversary flower.