(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — When Hellenic deities divided the lands so everyone had plenty, the wonderful island of Atlantis was bequeathed to Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses . Atlas, the son of Poseidon, became king of Atlantis and the ocean, while his siblings were given lands to watch over in the island. The Atlantic Ocean was named in honor of Atlas. As the Atlantean Empire conquered other countries and cities, the Athenians resisted, forming alliances, while wars broke out against the empire. Then, earthquakes and floods consumed the island, sinking the Atlantean warriors and the whole island into the sea. From this tragedy, a magnificent creature was conceived – the Horsea. Honoring her beauty and commemorating her in a talismanic form, equestrian fine jeweler Karina Brez launches the Horsea collection, featuring three new styles of medallions.
Poseidon, who created the first horse, could not bear to see the loss of his beloved animal. Therefore, as the horses descended into the ocean, he transformed each horse into a Horsea – a mythological and majestic creature that dwells among the sunken Lost City. To protect the Horsea from catastrophic earthquakes and floods, Poseidon gathered the treasures of Atlantis – the pearls, gems, diamonds and gold, affixing them to the horses as they began their metamorphosis. Its golden scales have magical and healing powers, and wearing its likeness as a talisman is said to bring luck and health to the wearer.
“The development of mythology and the merging of its stories with our lives is constantly evolving,” says Karina Brez. “The Horsea not only continues an ancient story, but it provides a tangible connection to it. Connecting those with a passion for horseback riding or the ocean to storytelling is an expansion of creativity and human nature. These medallions celebrate the origin story of the Horsea and are the start of what will be an expanding collection, where modern mythology meets equine style.
The Horsea collection consists of three new styles of medallions. The Under the Sea medallion features a golden Horsea, surrounded by seven cabochon cut gemstones (moonstone, opal, sapphire, garnet, emerald, ruby and turquoise) floating among a round gem in the center, with diamonds. The Night Star medallion features the upper half of the Horsea, as it leaps out of the sea at night. It is a solid gold medallion, with four gemstone cabochons and sparkling diamonds on both the body of the Horsea and the stars. The Enchanted Night Star Medallion also features the top half of the Horsea, but with a round background of center-cut gemstones (Lapis Lazuli, Black Mother-of-Pearl, White Mother-of-Pearl, Malachite, and Turquoise) and sparkling diamond stars.
The Horsea collection launches this week, at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and online here. For sales inquiries or retail partnership inquiries, contact Karina Brez at 561-400-4085 or email [email protected] Where [email protected].