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minerva goddess pendant with iolite

by Mary Steratore
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  • the story

The Face of Wisdom

In ancient Rome, Minerva was the goddess equivalent of the modern women: she presided over both poetry and commerce, medicine and magic. She had the power to do anything she set her mind to—coupled with the wisdom to keep it all in balance.

Mary Steratore's divine necklace celebrates a woman's brilliance. The sculptural silver pendant features Minerva's constant companion, a wise, moon-faced owl. It's paired with a small square charm of iolite—a stone traditionally associated with opening the creative vision of the mind. The stone is hand cut and mounted in silver. Steratore's necklaces are truly global creations: the molds are made in Italy, the silver charms are cast in Thailand, the semi-precious stone charms are made in India, and the silver ball chain is made in USA.

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  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
21944
Made from
sterling silver, lolite
Measurements
Pendant: 1.5" L x .375" W; Chain: 16" L (extendable to 18")
Notes
Clean with silver polish
  • the maker
Mary Steratore

Mary Steratore

It can be quite daunting trading one career for another, especially when there are PhD's involved. But for Mary Steratore, it led to the realization of true artistic expression.

Leaving archaeology to create her own fine art, Steratore settled in Rome where her paintings and sculptures were well-received. After showing her work all over Italy and the US, she developed a new line of jewelry, dubbed b.u., as an extension of her sculpting.

Drawing from Steratore's vast knowledge of artifacts and her extensive world travels, b.u. creations have an old-world aesthetic. Each piece is meticulously hand-made using a long-lost wax-casting method. With the help of Rome's top notch artisans, Steratore brings a little beauty and a lot of ancient wisdom into everyday, modern lives. collection

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MINERVA GODDESS PENDANT WITH IOLITE
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pretty (5)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Meaningful (4)
  • Unique (4)
  • Good length (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Dress up or down (3)
  • Going out (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (3)

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5.0

Love It!

By 

from Carmel

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about MINERVA GODDESS PENDANT WITH IOLITE:

    I love my new necklace! It is the perfect length, and is beautiful. I wear it with another necklace, and they work well together.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    She's Beautiful

    By 

    from florida

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about MINERVA GODDESS PENDANT WITH IOLITE:

      Did not use the chain - it is a bit lightweight- but the pendant and the gem are lovely and have heft without weight. It lays flat, makes a nice "clink" when I move and works with anything I wear. I am very happy with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's cute

      By 

      from San Mateo

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Owl Is Slightly Big

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about MINERVA GODDESS PENDANT WITH IOLITE:

      The product is good, except that it is slightly larger than expected. It would be cuter if it was smaller.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Chain Broke 2nd day wearing it

      By 

      from Maine

      About Me Comfort-Oriented

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about MINERVA GODDESS PENDANT WITH IOLITE:

        I eagerly awaited receipt of this necklace and was very happy when it arrived -- it is unique and beautiful. But, this morning when I was clasping the necklace (only the third time I've worn it), the chain broke -- the chain is made of tiny silver beads -- that is where it broke -- between the beads. I was handling it gently and VERY disappointed when I realized what happened - I just don't understany why it broke. I would recommend this to a friend (the owl is special) and may still give as a gift BUT, if so I will warn them that the chain is extremely fragile. Due to the chain breaking and the price paid, my happiness has dwindled.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        My daughter loves owls.

        By 

        from Ashland, AL

        About Me Classic, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about MINERVA GODDESS PENDANT WITH IOLITE:

          Daughter loves owls and this one is very unique. It was a big hit and instantly became her favorite necklace.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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