CRIOS MAJOR CLAW PENDANT
The CRIOS MAJOR CLAW is a talisman based on elegance, strength and simplicity. This one-of-a-kind accessory is cast from the sea and comes is shown in its 39 mm length and is available in a more petite 30 mm size. Both sizes of CRIOS CLAW necklaces are available in bronze, oxidized silver, brushed silver and 14K vermeil.
According to the this myth, a giant crab named Crios guarded the sea nymphs in the Greek god Poseidon's kingdom. He was enormous and strong, and Poseidon himself had blessed him with immortality.
When the god of monsters Typhon (Greek mythology) terrorized the gods of Olympus, Poseidon, along with most of the other gods, went into hiding. He left Crios in charge of protecting the sea nymphs, who were considered to be Poseidon's daughters. The crab took his role as protector very seriously, and wouldn't let any of the sea nymphs outside of his reach. After a while, some of the sea nymphs became restless, and convinced that they were in no danger from Typhon, escaped into the open sea.
Crios could not chase them as he was charged with protecting the other sea nymphs, so he enlisted the help of the giant squid, Vamari. Little did he know that Vamari (whose name translates to "Vampire Squid") had ill intentions, and when he caught up to the sea nymphs, he devoured them.
When Vamari returned to Crios, he told the crab that despite a valiant effort, he could not find any of the missing sea nymphs. Crios knew that he was lying and attacked him. They battled for hours until the crab finally won. But he had sustained such bad injuries that he was terribly crippled from that time forward. Since he was immortal, though, he could not die, but had to live in pain.
When Poseidon returned he saw the bravery that the crab had shown and relieved him of his pain, but not his immortality, by placing him in the sky as the constellation Cancer.
GRACE GOW JEWELRY is inspired by where the city meets the sea.
We handcraft custom men's and women's statement and wedding rings in gold, rose gold, platinum, silver and bronze. Our rough-cut indicalite tourmaline, amethyst, topaz and diamond gemstones are ethically sourced. We are committed to eco-efficient studio choices and use recycled metals as well.
Committed to coastal preservation and the beautiful coastlines of both our coasts, we make yearly contributions to the following organizations:
Arts Corps http://www.artscorps.org/
Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts + Sciences http://www.lbifoundation.org/
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