Queen Idia Medallion Cuban Link Chain Necklace

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MODERN CLASSIC - Add style to any look with this solid stainless steel or stainless steel/18k gold-plated chain. Strong and durable for daily wear yet provides a comfortable fit. Wear alone with casual or formal attire for everyday modern elegance, with your favorite pendant for a personal statement or as a great layering chain. Lobster-claw clasp with spring mechanism for sturdy security.

AFROCENTRIC - Perfect for everyday expression with the included Queen Idia pendant, without the pendant, or interchange with your own pendant.

PERFECT GIFT FOR HIM OR HER - A unisex chain with elegance for those who appreciate beautiful craftsmanship. This timeless essential is the perfect gift idea for husband, wife, son, daughter, mom, dad, brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or for you. Unique and special statement necklace to rock from day to night with style.

Please be sure to measure your neck. This is an 18 inch chain. The chain width is approximately 1.5 cm (0.59 in).

ABOUT QUEEN IDIA - "The kingdom of Benin (in present-day Nigeria) was plunged into a state of turmoil at the end of the fifteenth century when the oba (king) Ozolua died and left two powerful sons to dispute succession. His son Esigie controlled Benin City, while another son, Arhuaran, was based in the equally important city of Udo about twenty miles away.

The ensuing civil war severely compromised Benin’s status as a regional power and undermined Benin City’s place at the political and cultural center of the kingdom. Exploiting this weakness, the neighboring Igala peoples sent warriors across the Benue River to wrest control of Benin’s northern territories. Esigie ultimately defeated his brother and conquered the Igala, reestablishing the unity and military strength of the kingdom.

His mother Idia received much of the credit for these victories as her political counsel, together with her mystical powers and medicinal knowledge, were viewed as critical elements of Esigie’s success on the battlefield. To reward and honor her, Esigie created a new position within the court called the Iyoba, or queen mother, which gave her significant political privileges, including a separate residence with its own staff."