Transparent Pendant necklace ‘Acheron’.
Pendant necklace ‘Acheron’ in the color of the ice. The base of the glass element is made from a transparent ouzo bottle and the frits are made from the same bottle. It is hanged in a grey ‘snake’ chain with gold details and an extension chain. The pendant necklace ‘Acheron’ named after from the river Acheron due to its rectangular shape that refers to the shape of a river. The Acheron River is located in Epirus and its name comes from a Greek word ‘achos’, which describes deep sorrow, sadness and grief. In ancient times, its name was described as the road to the underworld. According to ancient Greek mythology the god Hermes handed over the souls of the dead to Charon to end up in the kingdom of Hades. Every soul had to give a coin for the transfer to Charon. The pendant necklace ‘Acheron’ belongs to the Tangram collection which was inspired by the shapes of Greek nature. The jewelry of this collection was created from small shards of glass that create bright reflections just like nature in its many alternations during the day. They took their names from the rivers, lakes, mountains and the endless Greek light, elements that compose mountainous Greece, as charming as the coastal one.
Each MiNiMiS product is produced in 6 different colors. This idea arrised so that all bottles have equal opportunities in recycling. Depending on your taste, you can choose the design and type of jewelry and then your favorite color-bottle.
The transparent bottle is the Greek and well-known Ouzo. It is produced exclusively in Greece, where it is widely consumed, while it is also exported abroad. Especially well known is the ouzo produced in Lesvos. Aniseed-flavoured spirit drinks like ouzo are also found in other Mediterranean countries, such as Pastis in France and Sambuca in Italy.
Symbolism of Transparent color
This color is related to purity, energy and faith. Pure and subconsciously hopeful as it is, we may not see it but we know that it is there to constantly contribute to the perpetual transmission of our energy and messages. It will always symbolize the purity of the spirit. Transparency is associated with human faith which “gives birth” to a supernatural force that leads people to do their miracles, big or small. The energy, the power of faith and the miracles are intertwined with the transparent, the color that you do not exactly see but you certainly cannot ignore. You cannot ignore the existence of the air just because you do not see it, without it there is no life. Sometimes we need to think that the most important things are not fancy but have a humility that awe you.
A transparent piece of jewelry would be chosen by someone who is pure (something that results from the choice of color). A transparent piece of jewelry would be chosen by a sensitive person, perhaps introvert. Transparent MiNiMiS jewelry symbolize those fragile emotions that we are sometimes afraid of ‘breaking’. Choosing a transparent MiNiMiS handmade jewelry also shows a person who appreciates and searches for polite and subtle behaviors, like those needed by a glass jewelry.
How transparent jewelry are worn:
Transparent jewelry are easy to wear and go with everything. They have a discretion and humility that are similar to people who have a very strong personality and confidence but also a low profile. They declare their presence without ‘shouting’. They are ideal for your work, for an afternoon walk or for a coffee with a friend.
On the other side of the coin, however, lies the glamor of sheer jewelry that can perfect a very special outfit for a very special occasion. A very impressive outfit needs to be accompanied by discreet but elegant jewelry that keep a low profile.
MiNiMiS product packaging.
MiNiMiS as recycled, ecological and highly aesthetic products, could not any less than have the appropriate packaging.
Each MiNiMiS product is personalized and “speaks” directly to the recipient of the product through the accompanying card from recycled paper. The special tab describes a) the name of the product b) the bottle of origin c) the name of the recipient with a “thank you” on behalf of the bottle that was reused through the purchase of the product and d) instructions for use and protection of the product.
The box of MiNiMiS jewelry is ecological from recycled paper with the brand name printed on it. Inside the box for the protection of the glass jewelry, we place natural sawdust which we procure from local wood processing companies where is the natural waste of its process.
Larger items that need a lot of attention for their transport are wrapped with the special aeroplast technology and packed in bigger boxes according to the needs of each item.