This special ring is a play on both the Persephone ring and the Lydia ring, converging dark romance with perfect casts of sparrow claws. Here, this ring represents a kind of "engagement" ring, and I was certainly thinking of Lady Persephone of myth, belonging to Hades, Lord of the Underworld/afterlife. For me personally, it represents a way of showing a commitment, a belonging to something or someone, an idea or a time or even an emotion, perhaps even if these are things that we are looking to let go of but still want represented somehow in our lives.
This ring is comprised of an antique setting manipulated with my beloved sparrow claws grasping each side. A stunning faceted dome shaped Labradorite has been set in the ring. Growing up I had a lot of Labradorite jewelry, given to me for their helping properties, in particular for their ability to relieve anxiety & melancholy. It is also said to be used to dispel negativity & fear, acting as a kind of psychic armor to more troubling & turbulent emotions. As a 'sister' to moonstone, Labradorite is often associated with the more "darker" aspects of the Goddess, in her Crone form, full of the experience & wisdom of life and death, associated with the darker moon: waning through new moon phases.
It is also a stone of transformation, and is said to help those with intuitive gifts to awaken and realize their full potential as well as helping enhance creative talents. It also ranks as one of the most protective stones, shielding its wearer from negativity. Much like its 'sister' moonstone, Labradorite has been used and worn in many cultures and tribes for both its incredible natural beauty, and for its potent magical properties.
This ring reads a little smaller on the hand than many of my other designs, making it suitable for everyday wear while still making a statement.This version is cast in sterling silver, hand darkened to achieve my signature shade of gloomy gray, and then highlighted so the darkness recedes in the details. The beautiful rose cut facets add another textural element to the ring, modern lines against the high detail of the setting and sparrow claws.This ring is an eyelash over an inch wide and an inch tall, standing half an inch off the finger.****Please note that Labradorite is a natural stone so clarity and color will vary from stone to stone. Labradorite has natural lines and inclusions and varies in shades of green to shades of blue. If you have any concerns over the stone that will be randomly chosen for you ring, please contact me after purchase and i will help you. ***IMPORTANT:
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***This ring is made to order, just for you, you will not be receiving the one pictured here. Please allow 4 weeks for creation and shipment of your new ring.
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.