Venus of Willendorf Pendant

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Radiating femininity and body positivity, this pendant is inspired by the paleolithic Venus of Willendorf figurine. Venus figurines, a recurring motif in prehistoric art, featured rounded female bodies with exaggerated anatomical features. Some sculptures have intricate hairstyles like the Venus of Willendorf’s cornrow braids, and most have small heads and no facial features. Their cultural purpose is unknown, but they could have been religious objects, fertility symbols or artistic self-portraits.⁣ Discovered in 1908 by a construction worker during excavations near the village of Willendorf, Austria, the Venus of Willendorf figurine is made of limestone and stands 11 cm (4.3 in) tall. Based on stratigraphic analysis of the rock where she was discovered, her age is estimated at 29,500 years BCE. She is now on display at the natural history museum of Vienna (@nhmwien). ⁣

The pendant is 1.9 cm (0.75 inches) long below the loop.

The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, 14K rose gold plated brass or 14K gold plated brass (shown) and finished with a sterling silver, rose gold-plated silver or gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.

For more information on the Venus of Willendorf, check out this blog post: Paleolithic Figurative Art as Jewelry

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Australia      DHL 10-12 days 16.82 €
Canada DHL 5-8 days 15.80 €
European Union DHL 2-9 days 13.22 €
Germany DHL 1-2 days 4.99 €
Iceland UPS 3-5 days 15.80 €
Jena, Germany 10 km radius local delivery free
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Switzerland DHL 2-4 days 16.70 €
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Ontogenie jewelry is 3D printed in wax and then cast in solid sterling silver, solid brass and solid bronze as well as gold-plated brass. The silver and bronze pieces, and to a lesser extent brass, will tarnish and discolor slightly over time. This is completely normal for these materials. Since moisture tends to accelerate the tarnishing process, I recommend that you don't wear the jewelry in water, e.g., while bathing, showering or swimming. The oils in your skin will also contribute to tarnishing. I recommend polishing the jewelry with a soft cloth after wear and storage in a dark, dry place to slow the oxidation which causes tarnish.

If the jewelry should tarnish, I've found that it can be returned to its original brilliance and color by using a gentle, nonabrasive silver polish. The more detailed and highly textured pieces will be more difficult to polish because of surface variations. To polish these, I recommend using a very soft toothbrush with the silver polish to allow cleaning of small crevices. After polishing, you can remove excess polish by rinsing the jewelry in water and then washing the piece in with a gentle detergent followed by a final water rinse.

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The gold-plated materials, however, should not be vigorously polished as the plating is likely to wear off over time. The gold-plated materials are much less susceptible to tarnishing and will probably never need to be polished.

All of the jewelry should be protected from impact against hard surfaces as this could cause scratches. 

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