This magnificent gryphon pendant is based on artwork by the well-known fantasy artist, Jody Bergsma. Working with skilled silversmiths, Jody translated her two-dimensional art into jewelry that can be worn and enjoyed every day.
Traditionally, the gryphon is a symbol of strength and steadfast purpose. Let this pendant inspire you to find the courage hidden within yourself.
The Regal Gryphon Pendant is made of sterling silver pendant. It measures just under 1 1/4" tall, including the bail, and comes with an 18" sterling chain.
What exactly is a gryphon? A gryphon is a mythological creature. Its front half is an eagle (the king of the birds), and its hindquarters are a lion (the king of the beasts). You don't see them much these days, but they were frequently found in European heraldry of the Middle Ages. Example of gryphons can also be found in earlier cultures, notable Greek and Roman, and even as far back as ancient Egypt.
What is the correct way to spell "gryphon"? Well, that depends on who you ask. "Griffin" is one of the more common forms, but you'll also find "griffon", "gryphon", and many other variations, especially since it is sometimes used as a person given name or family name.