Achilles + Patroclus Necklace

Sold out in 24 hours, now taking pre-orders to ship on 7/23. The legacy of iconic Greek lovers Achilles and Patroclus proves that true love is transcendental, immortal, and universal. Read more


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Sold out in 24 hours, now taking pre-orders to ship on 7/23.

One of the most iconic Greek heroes is a gay man with a profoundly moving, breathtakingly beautiful, dazzling and tragic love that bloomed in the ancient world and spilled across a battlefield, proving that the desire to be vulnerable & connect intimately is, and always has been, universal.

The pendant depicts tragic Greek lovers Achilles and Patroclus locked in a passionate gaze, a representation of love that transcends the boundaries of tradition, norms and even life itself. With a double raised border modeled after classic Greek laurel crowns, this old-world style coin is slightly larger than most Awe pendants. Bold and strong yet unquestionably tender, the Achilles pendant is a powerful symbol of unabashed queer love, created to inspire joy and shine light on a story that deserves representation.

 This love story defies the bounds of death, reaching through the ages to touch us many centuries later. It begins with Achilles, young, glorious and searching for meaning. In Homer’s Iliad, an epic poem recounting the Trojan War, Achilles danced on the same stage as Athena, Aphrodite, Hera, Zeus, Helen of Troy and Odysseus. A Greek solider with little interest in war and politics, he only truly cared for his lover and companion, Patroclus.

After Patroclus was killed in battle, he was brought to Achilles, who cradled the body of his lover in his arms. His grief was so powerful that the soul of Patroclus felt his lover’s touch through the veil of death itself.

Returning to the battlefield with nothing but grief and wrath in his heart, Achilles avenged Patroclus, knowing it would cost his own life. After his own death, the lovers’ ashes were mixes in the same urn, so that the two souls would meet in the afterlife, united as one forever after.

"In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun." — Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles



Sold out in 24 hours. Now taking pre-orders - to ship on 7/23.

  • Includes a Cuban Chain, length of choice
  • Metal: 14K Yellow Gold Vermeil
  • Closure: Lobster Clasp
  • Pendant Dimensions: 22.4mm D
  • Chain Length: 18” chain with jump ring at 16”
  • Precious Metals: Awe only uses 925 Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Vermeil, a thick layer of solid, 14k Yellow Gold bonded to solid Sterling Silver.


We want your jewelry to continue to inspire Awe for years to come. Clean your pieces regularly with the Awe anti-tarnishing polishing cloth included in your order. Do not use cleansing agents and minimize exposure to saltwater and chemicals.

We proudly offer a 2-year warranty from date of purchase, and will happily repair or replace your piece if any damage occurs to the material or workmanship.

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