For any pirates wanting to accessorize with jewelry that differs from the typical jolly roger motif – while still remaining perfectly grim and swashbuckling – Celtic Jackalope has developed its Three Skull Pendant.
This sterling pendant features three grinning skulls atop the backdrop of a filagree-laden sword. Three fleur-de-lis surround the borders, accompanied by an iron-cross(ish) engraving just near the bezel. Nearly three inches tall, this is a commanding piece of swag that’s sure to garner many admiring comments. Consistent with Celtic Jackalope’s usual attention to detail, the back of this piece is nearly as detailed as the front, clearly showing the backs of the skulls, sword, and all other features. Despite the many tiny “appendages,” this casting is very solid. Each component is plenty robust to maintain its structural integrity, even if it gets roughed up a bit while you’re out skewering Spaniards.
A very gorgeous pendant. I think it will look particularly brilliant after it ages and tarnishes a bit for that proper piratey “weathered” effect.
The devil is in the details – and nothing completes the details of a fine pirate ensemble like a piece or two of choice pirate jewelry.
Celtic Jackalope’s Pirate Medallion is a lovely sterling coin a slight bit larger than a quarter. A la Pirates of the Caribbean, an empty-eyed skull stares outward from an Aztec-compass pattern, warning friend and foe alike that you’re not to be trifled with. Identical and fully-detailed on both sides, the surface is a wonderful mix between polished and roughed (shinier than the picture implies), which makes the imagery all the more striking. The coin itself is thick enough to remain solid, yet thin and lightweight enough that you could easily make it a part of your daily-wear without feeling like you have a coaster hanging from your neck. The bale, imprinted on one side with a skull & crossed swords image, is sturdy and appears to be welded. I’ve owned jewelry in the past where the bale would bend open, resulting in the whole affair falling off its chain. There’s no such danger with this piece – it will surely cling to your throat like grim death.
If you’ve been searching for a cursed Aztec coin to call your own, then Celtic Jackalope’s Pirate Medallion is a fine choice, indeed. It’s shiny, solid, and oh-so-piratey.