The medallion features a topographical map of the Transylvanian mountain range showing the location of Castle Dracula from Bram Stoker’s gothic horror classic, Dracula. A blood red stone marks the exact site of the castle as determined from Stoker’s notes for the novel: Mount Izvorul Călimanului, near the Borgo Pass. Stoker chose this location atop the barren caldera of an extinct volcano for a very particular reason—before it was edited for publication, Dracula originally ended with a volcano erupting and destroying the castle after the Count’s defeat: “From where we stood it seemed as if the one fierce volcano burst had satisfied the need of nature and that the castle and the structure of the hill had sunk again into the void.”
Details: The Dracula's Castle Map pendant is solid sterling silver and is engraved with notes on the location - "Mount Izvorul Calimanului, located in the Transylvanian Kelemen Alps near the border of Moldavia, at 46 08' 03" North, 25 17' 19" East, 2,033 m high."
The map pendant is set with an imitation garnet and measures approximately 33.6 mm long including bail, 28.6 mm wide, and 3.2 mm at the thickest point. The medallion weighs 14.9 grams. The back of the medallion is stamped with our makers mark, copyright, and STER (sterling).
Finishing Options: Antiqued sterling silver or dark sterling silver. Dark Silver is plated with ruthenium*.
Chain Options: 24" long stainless steel rope chain or a 24" long black leather cord (additional $5.00). Additional chains are available on our accessories page.
Packaging: This item comes packaged in a jewelry box with a card of authenticity.
Production: We are a made-to-order company. Your order will ship in 5 to 10 business days if the item is not in stock.
*Note about Ruthenium plating: Due to equipment limitations at our shop, the plating is quite thin. If the jewelry is worn daily, the plating will probably start to wear off within a week's time, especially with rings. We do offer a free one-time replating, and then offer replating services for $15 after the first time, which covers labor and the price of the return shipping to you. Other finishing options are available upon request. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.