Carry the weight of history with La Demi-Lune Pendant. Each piece consists of a hand crafted sterling silver blade. Each blade is then topped with genuine purpleheart hardwood and secured in place with brass rivets. The pendant hangs from a 26” sterling silver chain with a 3.5” drop at bottom.
During the span of its usage, the guillotine has gone by many names, some of which include La demi-Lune, or The Half-Moon and is best known for its role during the French Revolution. The notoriety of the guillotine was perpetuated in French society when women and men alike would wear small reproductions of the blade as jewelry to show their support for the Republic. Similarly, the Bals des Victimes (or Victims’ Balls) were dances that were held after the Reign of Terror when the guillotine was at its peak use. Attendees wore a red ribbon around their necks where the point of a guillotine blade’s impact would be. Hundreds of years later, the guillotine is an icon that is still capable of casting a dark shadow over history.
Dimensions - 1 1/8” x 1 5/8” x 5/16” | 28mm x 42mm x 8mm
Weight - 16 grams
Length of Chain - 26” with 3.5” drop at bottom