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Blood Milk Jewels

Black Forest Relic: Crow Claw & Onyx

$400.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Black Forest Relic: Crow Claw & Onyx

$400.00

These Black Forest relics have inspiration from the original Black Forest relics, in which claws and skulls were jeweled and worn for protection. Limited edition to only 15 of each stone variant, these beauties feature a longer leg than my other crow claw. However, just like my other clawed pieces, the talons on this piece have not been altered in any way from the mold and are sharp. Please wear with caution.

I've always had a fascination with crows. Coming from a small town near the sea, I often dealt with the presence of these birds; their darks wings, their ominous cawing, their seemingly otherworldliness.
In many cultures, the crow, along with birds of prey, have been linked to the Underworld, acting as liminal, supernatural creatures, living in both the relams of the dead & the living, ferrying messages to and fro the earthly and spiritual planes. 

Lastly, within alchemy, the image of the crow is symbolized as the first stage of the trasformative process or 'Nigredo'. this stage involved the blackening or cooking of the alchemical ingredients to begin the pathway to the final stage, or the philosopher's stone. Within Carl Jung's interpretation of alchemy as an inner alchemy, this first stage causes the individual to confront their shadow self, the start of a deep descent into a union of the conscious with the unconscious.

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. 

Each relic is paired with my signature 'rosary bone' chain is hand finished in my Philadelphia studio in a rich, gloomy gray.
The chain is listed for 30" but we will gladly make it shorter, as seen on Crystal in the last image.
Measurements:
90mm long
40mm wide at its widest point
Gemstone is 15mm tall 
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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 4 weeks for creation before shipment.