Chlorophyll is the center of photosynthesis and makes plants green. Heme is responsible for carrying the oxygen in our blood, causing the red color. At the center of each molecule is a porphyrin ring. This beautiful and symmetrical structure is critical to function, binding a metal ion - magnesium in chlorophyll and iron in heme.
This porphyrin ring molecular motif depicted in this pendant can represent chlorophyll or heme and also suggests a symbolism of the close relationship and interdependency of plants and animals.
These pendants are about 1.5 inches wide, made of solid sterling silver, and strung on a solid sterling silver ball chain, which can be adjusted between 16-18 inches.
The central metal ion is represented by a dangling gem stone. You can chose either the deep burgundy garnet (heme) or lime green peridot (chlorophyll) version. Animal lovers, marathon runners, and heath care professionals might like the heme version, while gardeners, botanists, and renewable energy enthusiasts might like the chlorophyll. Natural gem stones are used, which are not perfectly spherical and may include inclusions - wonderfully individual & crafted by nature! The garnet stones I use are a bit more geometrically perfect than the peridots.
The necklace comes with an info card in a gift box.