Mermaids have been broadly represented in folklore, literature and popular culture for ages—due, in large measure, to our fascination with the sea and the mystery it holds. Mermaids are a symbol of possibility and interconnection—and salvation.
Peter Stone has created the beautiful and fascinating Mermaid collection, full of stunning handcrafted sterling silver mermaid pendants, rings, and earrings. Our object—besides the fun of designing these fabulous fantasy creatures—is to bring these legendary beings to life for anyone who cherishes the endless myth of the sirens of the sea.
Since 1000 BC, mermaid stories have abounded in areas where the sea meets the shore. The earliest tales were tinged with fear, as mermaids, also referred to as sirens, were associated with divinity—and divine wrath when affronted or opposed. Stories of distracted sailors wrecking their ships, sudden storms being called forth, and travelers being captured were common.
As skepticism began to take hold, mermaid tales became fantastic and uplifting. Sailors and sea farers have spun magical accounts of stunning mermaids inhabiting the seas, singing to ships, enchanting humans, and rescuing those in need.
This about-face is due in part to our increasing skepticism. As mermaids became more myth and less fact, our capacity for fear decreased—and our appreciation of possibility became the governing factor. What if? What if there were beautiful, kind, mysterious women who rescued men at sea? What if our world could stretch interconnection to create a fantastic blend of species? What if humans could live and thrive underwater?
For anyone who’s ever asked “What if?” with a breathless sigh and wide eyes—the Peter Stone Mermaid collection celebrates the endless possibility of our universe and the burning imagination that keeps us always peering over the horizon (or beneath the sea!) for something amazing to inspire us.