The pendant is 35 mm high including bail
Supplied on a 45 cm (18") chain, in a St Justin gift box.
Celtic Moon Gazing Hare Pendant
According to many myths, the hare symbolises femininity, longevity and rebirth and is associated with the lunar cycle. The Anglo-Saxons depicted Ostara, the goddess of the moon, fertility and spring, with a hare's head. Eostre, the Celtic version of this goddess, was said to be a shape-shifter who turned into a hare at full moon. Both hares and rabbits were sacred to the celts and were used for divination and other shamanic practices.
The venerable alloy of pewter is made of 92% tin with copper and antimony to harden it and enhance casting. At St Justin the distinguished tradition of casting pewter lives on. High quality pewter ingots are fused in a crucible and the molten metal is poured into rubber moulds created from the original master design.
After cooling and linishing, the items are hand-polished and assembled by craftsmen