minerva goddess pendant with iolite

by Mary Steratore
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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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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

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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