Lifecast of a rose stem picked from a cemetery, the October Rust necklace named after the classic Type-O-Negative album. Such as the song titles, the rose stem is a symbol, a reminder of
the duality of nature as suggested during the Symbolist movement of the 19th century from Charles Baudelaire's 'Les Fleurs Du Mal'. His ode to the anti-heroes: the beggars, the blue collars, the gamblers, the prostitutes and victims of imperialism - dining on the frayed fringes of life with decadence and lust. During this period Christians were reluctant to use the rose in funerary arts because of its association with decadence.

"Better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not"

The pendant is antiqued sterling silver on a sterling silver traditional styled chain link chain. Length is adjustable to be smaller.