Orions Belt

Orions Belt —

Usually when jewellery is described the first thing that comes to mind is the specs.

Although the specs are important, the first thing that comes to mind with our jewellery is the back story behind the piece and the stories told by the wearer.

Orions belt was inspired by the famous constellation that was discovered by Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

The Orion Constellation is made up of many stars and is in the form of Orion, a hunter in greek mythology. Orions belt is a cluster of stars within the constellation placed exactly where the hunter’s belt would be, hence its name.

Orions belt is made up of three stars also known as ‘The Three sisters’ each with its own names:  Alnilam, Mintaka and Alnitak.

The Orions constellation is so famous that many cultures all over the world have folklore about it, in Yokut Native American folklore, the three bright stars of Orion's belt were three footprints of the god of the flea people, in Greek mythology they believe Orion was the son of Poseidon who was a hunter.

Here at JL we also have our very own folklore.

Since creating Orions belt, so many beautiful people tell me stories of what the necklace means to them. The stories of loved ones, ones who are here and loved ones who have passed. Those who ask to add an additional pearl, those who talk of milestones that are resembled in each pearl.

The stories you share with me is OUR very own folklore and something we will pass down to generations after us.

I could go on about the specs of this necklace but in reality the most important part of its construction is the stories it tells, the specs are just a plus.

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