The Egyptian Phoenix Bone Fish Hook Necklace

Brand: kkPacific

SKU: BB016

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CUSTOM and TRADITION

You may be wondering what motivates or inspires an artist's carving. His basic design elements usually find their origins in nature, physical surroundings, and mythology. Perhaps the inspiration the carver had for this hook comes from another culture that worshiped birds of prey as Gods. The Egyptians also developed customs and beliefs about birds. One was a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet, the phoenix. It is said that the phoenix has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (Sun City in Greek). It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. In very few stories they are able to change into humans.

ISLAND FASHION TIP

Wearing the wrong length necklace with a particular neckline is probably the most common mistake people make when it comes to wearing jewelry. So... that's why we make this necklace adjustable.

THE BONE CARVING

Carving measures 27x54 mm or approximately 1 inch x 2 inches. This hand carved bone pendant is from the water buffalo, also known as the carabao. The bone we use is from the femur or large upper thigh bone, which is very dense with little marrow and cartilage. This makes for a better bone substance for carving and results in a higher quality product. The edges are smoothly rounded and the entire piece has a highly polished luster and feels good to the touch. The high density and fine grain of the bone is what gives it the ability to hold such high gloss polish. Over time, your bone pendant will "pick up" sebum, your body's natural oil. This will result in the pendant slowly taking on a slight soft honey golden hue. The more color it develops the more highly it is treasured. After a while your hook will reflect your body's distinctive signature, thus creating a one-of-a-kind necklace. This is one of the great beauties of bone crafted jewelry.

Note: Live animals are not harmed in creating this carving.


THE CORD and CLASP

Bone fish hook comes with your choice of adjustable soft cotton linen beige or black cord. Both adjust up to 28 inches. The adjustment on the beige cord is made with an oval white bone slider and 2 small round bone grips. The adjustment on the black cord is made with an oval black wood slider and 2 small round wood grips. To wear the necklace simply place the necklace over your head and then adjust the slider bead to the desired length. This makes for a perfect fit for any clothing style.


CARE and MAINTENANCE

The necklace is waterproof and can be worn swimming and at the beach. Rain and swimming will not harm the carving. Swimming with the pendant and then allowing it to dry rapidly in the sun is not good for the carving until it has been worn for 6 months against the skin. Avoid sudden or extreme temperature changes. To keep the shine on you carving slightly buff with a soft cloth once in awhile.