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Blood Milk Jewels

The Witching Hour. Black Moonstone Ritual Strand.

$680.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Witching Hour. Black Moonstone Ritual Strand.

$680.00

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The Witching Hour is an antiquated phrase ( going back possibly as far as 1535 ) representing the hour of night when magic, witchery, ghosts, and other 'supernatural' phenomena are at their most potent. In this way, it represents a kind of nightly 'thinning of the veil', when the membrane between our world and 'the other world' are most thin. There has been historical arguments over when this hour exactly occurs, with some people believing it to be between Midnight and 1am, others believing it to be between 3am and 4am. The 3-4am time period has also been said to correlate to when our brain activity is more skewed to creative thinking. With these ideas in mind, this strand can be used as a talisman to assist in creative/magical energy/states of being. 

 

Additionally, The Witching Hour also refers to a time when we are in REM sleep and can become subject to intense night disturbances such as visits from the shadow people/ the Old Hag, sleep paralysis, sleepwalking and other sleep disruptions that can feel supernatural. As someone who has experienced some of these intense experiences, the secondary idea of this strand is to be a protection from this time of night, as well as to be a balm should you awaken in a frightful state. 

 

Black Moonstone:

Black moonstone is often associated with the New Moon and new beginnings. Moonstone in its varying colors is closely tied to the moon, with some cultures believing the stones are solidified moon rays, while others think of them as embodiments of the Moon's tears. Acting as a kind of psychic armor, it is thought to protect its wearer from not only dark nights, but dark times; it helps sooth grief, loss, and other emotional turbulence. It is also a great tool for meditation and clairvoyance, & has been used in jewelry since ancient times for both its unique beauty and magic. 

Please note that Black Moonstone is a natural stone. These stunning, high quality beads have a deep dark appearance, with flashes ranging from silvery blue to a deep dark gray.

Onyx:

Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. It is also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. It's a wonderful grounding stone and stone of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

Spinel:

Spinel is a potent stone for healing and protection: working to help clear intense emotions such as anger and rage, it imbues its wearer with a sense of calm. It is also used to heal the physical body and has powerful metaphysical qualities, helping its wearer to feel strong, assisting with perseverance, especially when dealing with issues from the past that have become difficult to overcome. Much like Onyx, it also helps repel negativity from others.

This strand measures approximately 37 inches long including the clasp and features 'black' moonstone that appears to be a very dark gray, as well as Onyx star cut beads, glittering tiny black Spinel and sterling silver 'pearls'. At its closure is our Hourglass Clasp cast in sterling silver, hand oxidized and finished to achieve our signature shade of stormy gray. 

This 'Opera Length' makes it ideal for wearing doubled or tripled up. Designed to compliment other jewels in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. 

 

 

**IMPORTANT***:

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

Some of the beads used in this strand are limited. We can not anticipate whether or not this particular style will be available again after this release. 

*Length note: Because individual bead measurements vary slightly, total strand lengths are approximate within a few millimeters in either direction. Please reach out via email if you have any questions about this. 

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