Materials: 24k gold plated Silver, Moissanite, Antic Tile Stone Intaglio, Ruby chain.
Every Rafael Indiana product is handcrafted by artisans in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, from wax making each piece unique. We believe it gives the product its authentic ancient beauty. Every design comes with a unique story.
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The center stone is a precious antiquity tile gem, with at least a few hundred years old. One can see that through the quality of the intaglio craftsmanship that this is in fact the work of an skilled artisan. Sourced from an antique dealer in the grand Bazaar of Turkey. An artifact from the Etruscan period. It is a depiction of the Greek god Hermes. The figure has winged feet and is holding a specter, iconic traits that only Hermes has. Rafael Indiana hand carves his pieces from wax making each piece unique, which we believe is what gives the product its authentic ancient beauty.
Hermes was the ancient Greek god of trade, wealth, luck, fertility, animal husbandry, sleep, language, thieves, and travel. One of the cleverest and most mischievous of the Olympian gods, he was the patron of shepherds, invented the lyre, and was, above all, the herald and messenger of Mt. Olympus.