Posted by Cassandra T. in Necklaces, Pendants, The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments on August 18, 2014
Hello people! It’s been a looooooong time since I posted something, I know! Things have been pretty crazy around here and I’ve been so busy handling orders, launching new fandom jewelry (the latest ones are all posted on our Facebook page!) and also searching for the next creative project for Moonfire Charms!
The following jewelry piece is something really special and I wanted to make a special tribute to it. It’s Jem’s Jade pendant from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare! This piece took a lot of effort and time into making it just right. To be precise, it took 3 months and 3 rounds of revision! I am very happy with the final design though, it’s exactly what I imagine Jem’s actual jade pendant would look like!
In the books, Jem Carstairs is described as owning a smooth, circular, whitish-green jade pendant with Chinese characters carved into it. The writing, taken from the I-Ching, the Book of Changes, reads “When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.” It had been a gift to his mother from his father.
What sets this pendant apart is that I used the actual Mandarin saying in the pendant design! Being Chinese, I know exactly which saying the translated version was referring to, and I thought that would add a touch of authenticity, with Jem being from Shanghai and all. The quote is engraved in calligraphy script on both the front and back of the pendant. The pendant also has a beautiful filigree motif that entwines around the jade, representing togetherness.
I do hope you enjoyed reading the process of designing and creating it! And I promise, I will be back to update more often!
This beautiful Jem’s Jade pendant can be purchased here.