Blood Milk Jewels

Persephone's Jewel. Mini Labradorite Ring.


Blood Milk Jewels

Persephone's Jewel. Mini Labradorite Ring.


Persephone embodies a number of complex dualities. She exists in the liminal space of belonging both to the Upperworld ( Earth, the plane of the living ) as well as the Underworld, the land of shadows and the dead. In each plane, she carries a different role; in the Upperworld she is the “returned” beloved daughter to Demeter. In the Underworld, she is Queen of the dead, shrouded in shadow and darkness. This ability to embody a dual nature also resides within each of us, we are capable of the transformations required to move between worlds and within each world; the inner and the outer realms of ourselves.

The myth of Persephone is ancient and focuses mostly on the tale of her abduction by Hades, God of the Underworld, and the quest of her mother, Demeter, to find her. After this, not very much literature has been provided about her, or her coming to terms with her travels back and forth between worlds, which marks the changing of the seasons. This “eternally recurring return to the land of the living and the land of the dead” links her to the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake that forever eats its own tail, representing wholeness and eternity, as well as to the Shadow Self- the inner alchemical process of journeying into the abyss of ones psyche to integrate the ‘shadowy’ and unwanted parts of oneself.

Persephone is a personification of death and rebirth, of renewal ( seasons, the psyche) as well as the mysteries, terrors and power of the Underworld. She is both seen as destroyer, as well as linked to fertility, her mother Demeter controls the harvest while the darkness of the underworld suggests a metaphor for the creative wellspring.

Here, Persephone is visually linked to Hecate ( who’s associated with guiding her out of the Underworld by torch light ) by way of a similar aesthetic construction of the ring setting. Cast sterling silver bat wing and leg bones ( a creature also associated with the darkness of the Underworld with an ability to “see” with seeing) cradle an oval cut gemstone, representing both the egg of transformation, rebirth, and fertility as well as the oval shape of the Pomegranate seed that Persephone ate, committing her forever to the Underworld.


18mm Tall

13mm Wide

Sits 11mm off of the Finger

Growing up I had a lot of Labradorite jewelry, given to me for their healing 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.

****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 (teal, swamp green, olive green) to shades of (dark) blue. 

These jewels are hand cut and therefore may have very slight differences in size and may have small signs of the carver's hands along the edges. These are not fabricated by a machine, they are made by hand and therefore aren't uniformly perfect. The photographs accurately portray the quality of the stones and the cuts. 


This jewel is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation before shipping.                   

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