Thursday, April 26, 2012

Non-traditional Locket

"The original Anatomical Heart Locket, by Peggy Skemp, is an intimate sculptural scientific illustration that invites exploration. The necklace features a 1.5"x .75"x .5" anatomically correct human heart which opens to reveal a meticulously detailed interior. It is pleasantly solid in cast and fabricated recycled sterling silver. The silver has been assayed for purity and guaranteed to contain no heavy or base metals. The locket is held shut by the trunk of the aorta, which acts as a snap. It hangs on a 18" wheat chain, the fine striations of which mirror the beautiful musculature of the heart. The chain attaches to the pendant by threading through the superior vena cava and left pulmonary vein, causing the heart to hang slightly anterioinferiorly, as it does within the human body. It is a conversation piece which delights the anatomically-inclined wearer.

Each piece is entirely hand made with care in Chicago, IL by the artist, with occasional, greatly appreciated help from a few other local artisans. The hinge and snap are entirely hand fabricated, and the piece is carefully tested and hand polished before shipment to you. It comes brightly polished (not antique finished as shown in the picture- because that will happen over time.) You will receive the locket with a small yellow polishing cloth so that you can keep it brightly polished for years of wear. There is a small silver tag on the end of the chain with the makers mark PS.
If you would prefer that I antique finish it for you, as shown in the picture just make a note at checkout, otherwise yours will come brightly polished"

Found at PeggySkempJewelry's Etsy shop.

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