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Robin McGauley

RESERVED for Stephanie: This Ancient Love - The Crone Necklace

RESERVED for Stephanie: This Ancient Love - The Crone Necklace

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This listing is reserved for Stephanie. 

This necklace is a part of my 'This Ancient Love' collection which is inspired by the words of a hymn by Carolyn McDade that speaks of the divine feminine. Here's the first verse: 
"Long before the night was born from darkness
Long before the dawn rolled unsteady from fire
Long before she wrapped her scarlet arms around the hills
there was a love
this ancient love was born." - Carolyn McDade

I named the creations in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine. This necklace is 'The Crone'.   
She has depth of experience and wisdom to share.
She knows and celebrates her authenticity.

"“Going to seed” is yet another good phrase that has become a pejorative for growing older. “Going to seed” is a symbol of the third face of the triple goddess, and for women in the third phase of life. The three phases of our lives were seen reflected in nature, in the waxing, full and waning moon, and in the flower, fruit, and seed of vegetative life. “Going to seed” is used as a derogatory and dismissive statement. Hidden in its symbology, however, is a beautiful concept for this period of life. The seed is the bearer of information, the concentration of nutrients and essence that ensures the survival of the species. It’s the seeds of wisdom that we have and have to pass on. “Going to seed” can also describe the individuation process of getting to one’s essence, to the soul and spirit, the Self that animates us.”
- Jean Shinoda Bolen and her book 'Goddesses in Older Women’

Have you experienced the crone calling to you yet?
What particular wisdom does your life experience reveal?

This necklace is hand-fabricated using ancient silversmithing techniques in my home studio in Kitchener, Ontario.  

It features a rose cut grey sapphire cabochon.
(Please note that the colour on your screen may vary slightly from the actual colour of the stone.)
The stone is set in 18 karat gold.
I used 10 karat gold for the jump rings on the chain and the three tiny balls at the base of the pendant.
The remaining details were carefully crafted out of sterling silver.  

The chain is 20 inches long.  
It closes with a handmade hook clasp featuring my maker's stamp. 

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