A beautiful Pelican in her Piety jeweled pendant. It was an ancient belief that a Pelican would prick her breast and feed her own blood to her young if she could not find enough food. As such, the Pelican in Her Piety has been a symbol of maternal love for centuries.
The piece is cast in solid sterling silver and gilded in 24 karat gold. It is set with faceted and cabochon garnets and a baroque pearl. The pendant measures 2.75 inches (70 mm).