Blood Milk Jewels

Persephone's Jewel. Mini Sterling Silver Ring.


Blood Milk Jewels

Persephone's Jewel. Mini Sterling Silver 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

Our stones cast in solid sterling silver are each created by hand. Like moonstone, labradorite, and onyx, slight imperfections are to be expected and are part of what make each stone unique. 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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