Clio (ancient: KLEYE·oh, but more recently KLEE·oh) is the ancient muse of history. Her name stems from the Greek root κλέω/κλείω meaning “to recount.” Clio reaches through you and into the past, opening doors long shut, brushing away dust collected on bookshelves, retelling the tales of the ancients. She brings inspiration to those who would not only celebrate history, but use its lessons to craft a more beautiful future.
As the muse of history, Clio is most often pictured with a book or parchment, a laurel crown and a lyre. This handcrafted pendant depicts Clio in an original etching from 1832, accompanied by all three of her symbols.
The trademark Common Era raised molten rim frames the pendant, which is suspended from a finely-woven Italian-made spiga chain.
- 18k Gold Vermeil, Sterling Silver, 14k Solid Gold
- Pendant dimensions 25mm x 10mm
- Chain length: 20 inches
- Chain style: 1.2mm spiga with lobster clasp
18k Gold Vermeil
Solid 925 sterling silver plated with a 3 micron thick layer of 18 karat gold. Five times thicker than industry standard gold plating and composed entirely of precious metals.
Each Common Era piece is handcrafted by master artisans in a Responsible Jewelry Council-certified atelier. The brand uses silver that is at least 90% recycled, and 100% recycled solid gold. All gems are conflict-free and natural - and they do not use human-made gemstones. Common Era donates 3% of their annual profits to the AWI (The Animal Welfare Institute) who focuses on reducing animal suffering caused by humans. AWI programs include rescuing pets from violence and abuse, ending the hunting of endangered species, and ending cosmetic animal testing.
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