6 Dope Greek Jewelry Styles for a Timeless Drip this Summer
- 1: Make a Statement as Bold as Medusa’s Gaze
- 2: A Lightning Bolt Worthy of Zeus Himself
- 3: Show Your Power with the Atlas Thinker
- 4: Bring an Ocean Vibe to Your Fit with a Neptune Coin
- 5: Tell ‘Em You’re a Winner with a Nike Crowning Pendant
- 6: Show the World Who You Really Are with Your Zodiac Sign
- Complete Your Fit with Some Greek Jewelry of Your Own
Ancient Greek imagery has remained popular for so long and is still relevant today because it represents a timeless vision of human beauty, power, and intelligence that has been admired for centuries. The art, architecture, and mythology of ancient Greece were highly influential in shaping modern society and continue to be celebrated for their aesthetic and intellectual achievements.
Because of its centuries-long importance in popular culture, many symbols from Greek myth are still widely used today, especially in jewelry.
At GLD, while we’re always striving to innovate the jewelry game, we’re also all about paying tribute to the classics and the designers that paved the way for us to get where we are today. One way that we do this is through our Greek jewelry designs that offer a unique, yet familiar take on these iconic symbols.
If you’re looking to change up your jewelry game and add some new drip for your summer fits, we got you. Let’s take a look at some dope pendants inspired by Greek myth that you can add to your chain for the warm months.
1: Make a Statement as Bold as Medusa’s Gaze
Medusa was a woman transformed by Athena into a Gorgon - a being with snakes for hair and the power to turn people to stone. Medusa's appearance was so horrifying that anyone who looked at her would be petrified into stone in the process.
Medusa’s image has remained iconic in popular culture for decades, especially as the symbol for the iconic Versace brand. Her face has become a symbol for those who don’t fear danger, even if it means turning into stone.
If you want a timeless piece inspired by Medusa herself, the vintage medallion-style Medusa Pendant is for you. Inspired by the Versace logo, it creates a striking contrast with rows of yellow gold surfaces and hand-set stones. Each layer draws more attention to the next.
For those who want to make a statement that shows you’re not one to be messed with, the Medusa Skull can’t be matched. With fear-striking red eyes paired with a skull and snakes flooded in hand-set stones, you’ll add an unmistakable edge to any fit.
2: A Lightning Bolt Worthy of Zeus Himself
The lightning bolt is closely associated with Zeus in Greek mythology because it was believed to be his primary weapon and symbol of power. Zeus was the god of the sky and thunder, and he was responsible for controlling the weather and sending thunderstorms, which were often accompanied by lightning.
As the king of the gods, Zeus was also known for his great power and authority, and the lightning bolt became a symbol of his ability to wield that power. It was said that when Zeus hurled his lightning bolts, they could strike down his enemies or mark his chosen heroes for special favor.
Give yourself the drip worthy of a hero with a two-tone Iced Bolt Pendant with enough flash to bring the thunder with it. The clear and yellow stones come together to shine from all angles with a reflective 3D effect that will make a statement with any fit.
3: Show Your Power with the Atlas Thinker
In Greek myth, Atlas is the Titan tasked with holding up the entirety of the world as a punishment for his part in a war against the Olympians. The myth has been interpreted in a variety of ways, including as a cautionary tale about the dangers of arrogance and a metaphor for the burden of responsibility that comes with great power.
We combined the Atlas symbol with another iconic cultural symbol from French Sculptor Auguste Rodin: The Thinker. The Atlas Thinker Pendant is a piece for someone who keeps their power under control and appreciates the timeless look of a vintage-style medallion pendant.
4: Bring an Ocean Vibe to Your Fit with a Neptune Coin
Neptune, also known by his Greek name Poseidon, is the god of the seas in both Greek and Roman mythology. He commands the waves and the currents with one movement of his legendary trident, symbolizing power and authority over nature.
The Neptune Coin Pendant brings together this iconic symbol with a sleek design finished in 18k yellow gold plating. It’s the perfect piece to add to a yellow gold rope chain and catch plenty of sunlight when you’re kicking it on the beach.
5: Tell ‘Em You’re a Winner with a Nike Crowning Pendant
Nike was the goddess of victory. She was often depicted as a winged woman who would fly around battlefields, bestowing victory and glory on the warriors. In one story, Nike helped Zeus to defeat the Titan army by flying around the battlefield and encouraging the Olympians to fight with courage and determination.
Today, Nike remains a symbol of victory and success. The brand Nike, which takes its name from the goddess, uses the famous swoosh logo as a symbol of speed, movement, and triumph. The myth of Nike continues to inspire people to strive for victory and excellence in all areas of life.
If you’re someone who strives to win and pursues excellence on the daily, the Nike Crowning Coin Pendant is for you. To let ‘em know you’re playing for keeps, pair it with our signature Born 2 Win Pendant in a stack.
6: Show the World Who You Really Are with Your Zodiac Sign
The Zodiac is a system of astrology that originated in ancient Babylon and was later adopted and further developed by the ancient Greeks. The word "Zodiac" comes from the Greek word "zodiakos," meaning "circle of animals."
Today, Zodiac signs are used by many to better understand themselves and others around them. Show off who you really are with an exclusive pendant from our signature women’s Zodiac Collection - a perfect addition to any 2-3mm necklace.
Complete Your Fit with Some Greek Jewelry of Your Own
If you’re ready to add some new drip to your fit and make a statement, look no further than our collections at GLD. Get started and check out our collection of chains and pendants or make a set to save big on upgrading your style.