An emotive ring featuring two unique components, a vintage feather ring has been married to an inverted black CZ "diamond". The temple catches the light beautifully aside from it's pitch black color while the extraordinary sterling ring shank has been oxidized to the gloomy gray/ black I'm obsessed with.
Dark swan feathers cocoon and cradle a prized pointed temple. The feathers are darkened as an homage to the visceral and haunting 'Black Swan' movie. I don't always like to reference popular culture in my work, but that movie really snared me. If you want to read more about my thoughts on this take a peek here:http://bloodmilkjewelry.blogspot.com/2011/01/dark-passengers.html
Other images i'm connecting with this ring;
The temple is to reference Greek mythology, a place where the oracle resides to give advice on how best to live one's life. I love this idea, of a sacred place where the supernatural resides in a person and where messages are passed. This was my idea on inverting the black "diamond" stone, the same stone used in my conjoined sparrow claw rings but re-contextualized here in its inversion.
Lastly, the swan song, which is the ancient belief that the muted swan, (although glorious in it's beauty), is unable to sing, until on the precipice of death, when it sings the most beautiful song, only once.
"The silver Swan, who living had no Note,
when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat.
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
thus sang her first and last, and sang no more:
"Farewell, all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes!
"More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise."
All of this is asking, can we reach our true selves, can we come our from under the veils of death to do so?
This ring stands an incredible inch off of the finger, but isn't bulky, so it is comfortable on the finger. Due to the slight weight of the ring, it's important to send your correct ring size so it stands upright.
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