Porphyrios Pendant


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This lapis lazuli pendant in the shape of a sea creature’s tail is suspended using the ancient jewellery-making technique of wire wrapping.

Porphyrios was a historical whale that lived off the coast of Constantinople in the 6th Century. The huge creature, a source of significant distress for Byzantine seafarers, maintained its activity for more than five decades. Emperor Justinian I regarded its capture as a matter of utmost importance, yet he struggled to devise a viable method for accomplishing this feat. The whale's name, referencing the imperial purple, served as an indication of the profound esteem in which it was held.

Each pendant is hand carved, assembled and slightly unique. These are a limited edition item, which once sold out will not return.

Color: 18K Gold Plated

Each pendant is hand carved, assembled and slightly unique. These are a limited edition item, which once sold out will not return.

Your unique piece of jewellery by Cleopatra's Bling has been handmade using traditional jewellery techniques and exceptional materials.

As we hand craft each piece, slight variations are to be expected and are what make our designs one-of-a-kind.

Please be gentle with your treasures and do not apply lotions and perfume while wearing your gold plated pieces. Please avoid water when wearing gold plated jewellery.

Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality and appearance.

Sterling silver that is worn regularly requires less care, so we encourage you to wear your silver treasures daily.

I hope my creations bring you luck.

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Orders will be dispatched bi-weekly using DHL domestic shipping. We are using DHL domestic in order to keep your jewellery safe and sound, but also because you have full control over delivery with the tracking number that is sent to you via email upon shipping. 

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Cleopatra’s Bling accepts the return of unworn and unused items in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of order receipt, for store credit. Please contact a member of our team to begin the returns process.

This policy strictly excludes items to which a discount code has been applied, sale items, and items made-to-order or customised in any way, including all solid gold items.

Online purchases can only be returned for exchange via post, to the Cleopatra’s Bling Head Office.

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Porphyrios Pendant

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