emotive ring featuring two unique components, a vintage feather ring has been married to an inverted black faceted CZ "diamond" temple. The ring setting is cast immortal in sterling silver and plated in amazingly luminous rose gold. The ring was given a satin matte finish with shiny highlights before plated, allowing for the details of the feathers to have contrast despite being plated in the same 'color'.
Golden swan feathers cocoon and cradle a prized pointed temple which gleans as it catches the light. The feathers are brightened as an homage to the visceral and haunting 'Black Swan' movie, representing the pure, innocent swan. 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 diamond stone, the same stone used in my conjoined sparrow claw rings but re-contextualized here.
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."
*Please note it's difficult to capture the correct color of rose gold. I shot these photographs in natural light, the color of the first photograph best represents it's color.
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.
this ring also comes in sterling silver! take a peek here: http://www.bloodmilkjewels.com/products/swan-song-noir
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***This ring is made to order, just for you, you will not be receiving the one pictured here. Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment of your new ring.
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