Roman temple with imperial marbles, rubies and a statue of Fortune silver pendant

$1,748.00

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy
• Authentic Roman marble: Red porphyry
• Material: Sterling Silver 925
• 2 Rubies

Our goldsmiths have created this exquisite sterling silver pendant, drawing inspiration from a Roman temple. The columns are fashioned from authentic Imperial red porphyry marble, while the center of the pendant features the statue of Goddess Fortuna, holding a Cornucopia, with two rubies and two fragments of green Greek porphyry (also known as "serpentine" in Roman times) embedded within it.

Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fortune and luck, was often portrayed with a ball or a Rota Fortunae (wheel of fortune), a cornucopia, and a ship's rudder. Her representation could be both good and bad luck, with her veiled and blind form resembling modern depictions of Lady Justice, albeit without a balance. As Atrox Fortuna, she was the goddess of fate and claimed the lives of young princes Gaius and Lucius, potential heirs to the Empire.

Fortuna's likeness was frequently found in personal and domestic contexts, and during the early Empire, she was linked to the Egyptian goddess Isis as Isis-Fortuna. The god Bonus Eventus, her counterpart, was also depicted on amulets, coins, and engraved gems across the Roman world.