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Sansa's Necklace on Game of Thrones Features a Hidden Tribute to Arya

You might not have noticed this detail before

Amanda Bell

In addition to being completely rad, there's a lot of meaning to Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)'s circle necklace(s) onGame of Thrones.

Sansa first began wearing her onyx neckpiece alongside heavier winter gear back in Season 5, when she returned to Winterfell and managed to survive everything that Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) put her through. Costume designer Michelle Clapton shared on Instagram that her upgraded look indicated "the moment Sansa grew up" and was no longer a "naive victim."


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That's not all Clapton revealed about the new gear, though. In response to a follower's question about what the round necklace represents, Clapton answered, "I use circles as they represent a positive emotional message of harmony and protection. The circle is often used to represent unity and commitment, they are associated with women's strength. They also represent community."

She went on to explain that the embellishments around the circle also have a deeper meaning -- one of which is bound to make Stark sister enthusiasts very, very happy.

"The chain represents her sense of imprisonment," Clapton wrote. "And the needle is her link to the strength of her sister that she previously didn't understand."

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) on Game of Thrones

Michelle Clapton/Instagram

Yep, that's right. The fact that Sansa Stark's signature necklace has a needle on it isn't just a reference to her formidable skills as a seamstress. It also serves as an homage to Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and her cherished custom sword Needle.

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That means that even though the ladies had a little bit of trouble reconnecting in Season 7, their true bond was always right there on Sansa's prized accessory. Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) should've probably paid a bit more attention to the nuances of Sansa's necklace before trying to turn the Stark sisters against each other, but now he's got his own neck accessory to show for that mistake.

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