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Blood Milk Jewels

Moirai Ring. Purple Labradorite & Sterling Silver.

$275.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Moirai Ring. Purple Labradorite & Sterling Silver.

$275.00

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**Please note- this jewel is limited in nature and we do not foresee it being restocked for the foreseeable future.

Please enter your ring size in the 'special instructions' section during the checkout process, or reach out to us via bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com immediately after placing your order to confirm your desired ring size.

 

The Moirai ( mɔɪraɪ ) were born of The Queen of Night, Nyx, who was a primordial Goddess considered to be the Mother of all creation according to the Orphic Hymns; other accounts have her born of chaos. Also known as the three Fates, the Moirai echoed the trinity of Maiden, Mother, Crone, or the natural progression of life. Their names were Clotho ( the Spinner ), Lachesis ( the Allotter ) and Atropos, ( the Cutter), representing the potential, creativity, fulfillment and ultimate end of life.

I don’t know how much I believe in fate or destiny aside from romantic notions tied to love and friendship – but I do enjoy moments of synchronicity and I like to believe my own fate is in my hands despite the systems that might be working against me ( or the possible sci-fi scenarios of being in a Matrix like simulation ) but again, most of what we know about the future is unknown, and the past, despite being ‘written’ seems to change and shift anytime we look back as our memories degrade. The present appears to be what we have, what we are ‘allotted’ what we spin and weave for ourselves and in that way, we are the Moirai, maybe in control of only so little, day to day, especially these days. The present is here, as you read this, as you consider what is important to you, what you will do next, what you will think next, what magic for yourself and others you will spin and weave with your thoughts, with what you can, with what you have, until your cord is cut.

Bats and their cast wing and leg bones have long been a component I’ve used in my visual library as a way of creating a personal visual language. As nocturnal creatures, I feel a kinship with their natural predilection for the night time hours, but I’m also interested in how they use sonar to ‘see’, how as a metaphor bats as liminal creatures also remind us to look closer with our other senses, a way of ‘seeing the unseen.’ It’s my hope and intention that pairing them with other chthonic imagery and myth further adds to the visual meaning I’m aiming for, creating a collage of personal ideas while also tethering these physical jeweled objects to the spirit of the bat ( and other natural objects in the case of other jewels in my collection ) and to the spirit of the myths I’m invoking.

This ring is inspired by our much beloved ‘The Witches’ ring in that it has a triangle shape. The triangle is an ancient symbol, akin to the pyramid, and can be worn with its apex facing up or down, depending on ascent or descent, how you’d like to focus your feelings or power ( or also just how you’d like to aesthetically wear it. )

*DETAILS*:

Life cast bat bones were manipulated to cradle a trillion cut gemstone. Cast in sterling silver silver, each piece is oxidized to achieve our signature shade of stormy gray and the hand finished to reveal.

- 17mm wide 

- Sits 6mm off of the finger 

- Solid sterling silver 

- 11mm trillion cut purple labradorite  

 

 

Purple Labradorite: 

Labradorite with a ‘full range’ of colors, including purple, has also been called ‘Spectrolite’ ~ though over the years these more colorful iterations have been given many other names depending on the range of colors captured in the specific cuts we’ve been able to collect in our “special jewels”, and now, in our specific ring cuts. Sometimes they are called ‘Sunset Labs’ for the way they appear to hold the melting colors of the sun setting - pinks and lavenders as well as even hints of flaming reds and deep purples, are all married within one stone. Other stones in this collection under the name ‘Belladonna’ vary from the purples of wet oyster shells to the pale lavender of the petals of belladonna flowers - each stone is unique and carries with it, its time underground - where under pressure, its glorious colors bloomed within. Interestingly, it’s light that enables its range of colors to be reveled - turning it in the light, while on the finger or in ones hand - creates a kind of ‘shapeshifting’ effect - the internal fractures and layers within the stone allow for different colors within the stone shift, flash, and to reveal themselves differently. I’m sure there is more science and scientific words at play here that I could be using more effectively and may be able to as my knowledge expands, but as someone who has been wearing and has been interested in labradorite since I was a child - it is a pleasure and a joy to be able to be working with this beautiful earth made material, to be able to offer it here, now, to you, in these beautiful cuts.


Please keep in mind that these stones are ‘earth made’ and then each one is hand cut and hand formed, to specifically fit our rings. You will see the earth’s inclusions inside and outside each ring - some of which I call ‘eye freckles’ or ‘witch hairs’ ~ ‘tiger stripes’ and ‘crystal glitter or mini galaxies’ these are associative names that I’ve assigned these ‘imperfections’ meaning to, that run alongside the scientific designations of what these inclusions are and why they occur ( perhaps more heat or pressure the stone was under  - apt metaphor for these times ? )  Nothing is imperfect to me. I see evidence of a jeweler’s or a stone cutter’s hand and I think of Rodin, and how his sculptures included the evidence of his hands - from a hundred plus years ago - and how that connects me and my team, to this lineage of hand-making, in a time when machinated ‘perfect’ work is becoming more and more normalized. I am trying to resist this idea of ‘perfection’, and I implore the same of you. These are all hand made, and earth made beautiful objects, so inherently, by today’s standards, they are ‘imperfect’ - because humans had their hands, and more importantly, their hearts on them.

Because these stones are somewhat limited, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific stone color preferences**

 

***IMPORTANT***

This jewel is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 5 - 6 weeks for creation before shipping.                   

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