The legend of the phoenix is inspirational. The bird dies in a fire, then rises from the ashes of destruction and symbolizes rebirth and longevity. (For a detailed and beautiful explanation of its significance in literature and music, click here.) French Kande Le Phenix necklace embodies this story with a beautiful medal and strong statement chain. This medallion was used by a French Bistro of the same name in the 1960’s. It even has an address imprinted on it, and although the cafe is no longer there, one can imagine the powerful ideals “Le Phenix” would conjure up by Parisians not so long after the ravages of occupation in WWII. Vive le France! A bit of history mixed with lore is always interesting….and so wearable when it’s French Kande Jewelry. $236.