Leviathan, Spirit of the Deep

Leviathan, Spirit of the Deep

The ocean is cool and blue and infinite.

Clouds of coral drift, seaweeds trailing lacy fingers,

Sand, coarse and dun, sifting and shifting,

Silver bubbles spiral dizzily upwards.

Lower down, the water deepens into silky midnight,

The haunt of the great, gentle beasts of the depths.

Room to stretch and grow and live.

The whale sings her mournful tune,

There in the great, dark silence.





(4 customer reviews)

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Diver or Fish !

Engraved initials on reverse ?

Leviathan, Spirit of the Deep

Recycled silver Half Crown coin, Spirit of the Deep

This fabulous whale necklace, inspired by my love of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is crafted from a sterling silver Georgian Crown coin, dated 1890’s.

Once I have stretched out the Crown to the desired working shape, I sketch the design on with a fine-nibbed marker pen. I then embellish this rough sketch and use it as a guide line for my piercing-saw work and carving. From here, I file, sand, polish and finish the pendant with intricate traditional flourishing scroll engraving. Finally, I add an accompanying deep sea diver or fish at the hand-wrought ‘shepard’s crook’ safety catch.

Each set I make is completely unique, original and totally green. The silver Crown coins I use to make the Spirit of the Deep have become uncollectible due to wear and use over 100 years of trade. Important details to a collector are missing, rendering the coin ‘scrap’. This allows me the opportunity to create new, contemporary offerings, without consuming newly processed silver. The mining and processing of precious metals is extremely destructive to the environment. An unseen and little talked about unethical industry.

The ‘off-cut’ of the remaining silver coin is packed with the great Spirit of the Deep necklace for your interest and to keep its history, origin and story alive. If you liked this necklace, why not take a look at this sacred lotus?

Size : Whale approx 65 mm * 20 mm

4 reviews for Leviathan, Spirit of the Deep

  1. Jason (verified owner)

    Totally mindblowing piece of jewellery!

    This necklace is totally awesome and was personalised for me as well. I love it to bits and wear it all that time. Thanks so much for making this for me.

  2. Jason (verified owner)

    this is my favourite piece to date

    Les made me this piece with a few adjustments and I must say I was so delighted with the results. The finished item is a complete joy and the detail it’s outstanding.
    I am so please with this necklace and it’s my favourite piece so far. Many thanks again Hairy Growler

  3. Amanda Jones (verified owner)

    Truly the most exquisite piece of jewellery from a ridiculously talented man. Bought for my scuba diving Mum’s 70th Birthday and she is besotted with it.
    Thank you so very much for making and engraving this for me and with such short notice from me. You are awesome!

  4. Lyn (verified owner)

    As an avid scuba diver I usually only wear jewellery of creatures I have actually seen underwater. It had to be an exceptional piece to break the rule and this necklace is well worth it. Just as amazing as it looks on the website. Thank you.

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Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..



Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

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Silver Chain lengths size guide

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