St George and the Dragon Silver Pendant
The most widespread narrative of St George is set in the town of Silene where, according to legend, a beast, most often a dragon, terrorized the inhabitants and prevented them from accessing water. Being pagan, the superstitious townspeople came to believe that offering young virgins as a sacrifice to the monster would keep the town safe. One day, it was the king’s daughter who was chosen for sacrifice, and despite his pleas, his daughter was sent to the lake. The dragon emerged from the water, when suddenly St George appeared on a radiant white horse, armed with spear, shield, and sword. Making the sign of the Cross, and calling upon the Holy Trinity, St George pierced the dragon with his spear, whilst his horse trampled the serpent under its hooves. He commanded the princess to bind the neck of the dragon with her belt and lead the beast back to the town. The miraculous intervention of George led to the conversion of the whole town to the Christian faith. This fairy-tale like story is read more symbolically in contemporary Christianity as good conquering evil.
Handmade in Cyprus
Material: 925 sterling silver
Size: ø 25mm
SISTER jewellery is made of 24k Gold-plated 925 Sterling Silver. Gold plating naturally wears off over time, revealing the silver beneath. Avoid contact with fragrances, lotions, rough surfaces and cleaning agents, especially chlorine as it can permanently damage or discolour your jewellery. Make sure your skin is dry before putting on your jewellery. Always remove your gold plated jewellery in the shower, when swimming or exercising and store it in a dry and air-tight place. Clean it gently with a soft cloth only and avoid rubbing. Unlike mass produced jewellery,handmade pieces will almost always have imperfections and each piece will never be identical to another. This uniqueness is part of the beauty of handmade jewellery.
Meet the makers
Sister jewellery is handcrafted by two brothers, George and Panagiotis, in the picturesque village of Lefkara, in a workshop they have been running since 1968. George is a master of repoussage and in making the traditional silver 'kapnistri' using at weddings. When they are not producing jewellery, they love to pick olives in their grounds.
Sister jewellery draws inspiration from traditional Cypriot mythological and Christian images, statues and stories. Our Jewellery is made of 925 Sterling Silver and is made using lost wax casting.