My unusual choice of name for this necklace came to me as I began working on the design. It has multiple meanings to me that are bound up in the character of what I was trying to create. The words “you pierce my soul,” are from a scene in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. A quote that has stuck with me over the years, and become part of the flotsam and jetsam in my brain for some unknown reason. The pierced aspect is a bit of an in joke to myself, since the surface of these beautiful black coral beads are inlaid (or pierced) with intricate silver patterns. The soul comes from the fact that these beads came from a vintage strand of Islamic prayer beads. Added to all this is a lovely vintage Rajasthani coin silver pendant, highly textured coin silver beads from India, and coin silver chain. Necklace length is 18 inches, plus a one inch extender, for a total length of 19 inches. A truly soul thrilling, one of a kind piece of adornment.