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Bloodmilk

The High Priestess. Onyx and cast owl talon necklace.

$260.00

Bloodmilk

The High Priestess. Onyx and cast owl talon necklace.

$260.00

Inspired by my signature talon moon series, this piece features a play on my 'Naja' necklace and is named after the goddess Hecate. Two small owl talons cast in sterling silver form a crescent moon, cradling a "full moon" rose cut onyx.

Considered one of the ancient goddesses, (and in some tales), the only Titan allowed to retain her authority after the Olympians seized control, Hecate is a triple faced goddess associated with witchcraft, the Underworld, specters and the dead. She is also well known as the Goddess of crossroads, symbolically viewed as the liminal space between worlds. Because of these attributes, she has an ability to accept the strange and shadowy nature of people, making her a personal favorite of mine.

Here, Hecate is represented in her Crone form, or waning, dark moon form via one of her best known symbols as the "Triple Faced Goddess', embodied by two crescent moons formed by the smallest talon from my full size owl claw necklace (each slightly hollowed out in the back for weight balance), flanking a full moon. The domed rose cut onyx represents the "dark moon" and is a stunning 20mm round.

This necklace is also a nod to Victorian Mourning jewelry (often made of jet or black glass, which has a similar appearance to Onyx). After the death of Prince Albert, Queen Elizabeth fell into a deep grief that was shared by the nation. This led to mourning rituals being instilled in society, which had many intricate rules such as exclusively wearing black for set periods of time, wearing the hair of your beloved in lockets and rings, taking portraits of the deceased as well as other rituals that were thought to be comforting

 



Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. It is also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. It is a wonderful grounding stone and a  stone of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus. 


A sterling bezel frame holds the Onyx so both the domed front and smooth back are viewed, allowing the stone to "breathe" and rest directly against the skin so its properties can be asborbed.  Entirely made in sterling silver, the piece is paired with my signature bar link chain, and oxidized to my favorite shade of gloomy gray and polished to highlight the silver underbelly, revealing all the amazing details of the claws.

The pendant is 0.80 of an inch (20.5 mm) tall and 2.32 inches wide( 59mm)


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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.

Please understand that the color & flash of each stone will vary, however each one will possess these beautiful qualities that this stone is known for.