The Maidens Hand Talisman - inspired by Victorian imagery - the Victorians’ conviction that hands contain meaning, represent idealizations and expectations of the human form, worthy of immortalization in sculpture; they serve as an index of social anxieties, synecdochically drawing attention to bodies and desires; they emblematize socioeconomic status, showcasing the trappings of wealth and the hardship of poverty. As well as, the fashion of the age —both popular and “scientific”— practices such as “palm reading”—could reveal an individual’s character and life trajectory. - “The hand, like the face, is indicative or representative of character” a very powerful talisman.
This one-of-a-kind necklace is set with a 6mm natural ruby set in sterling silver.
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