This Ancient Love - Aphrodite Ring - Size 7
This ring 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 rings in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine. This ring is named 'Aphrodite', the goddess of love.“When Aphrodite influences a relationship, her effect is not limited to the romantic or sexual. Platonic love, soul connection, deep friendship, rapport, and empathetic understanding all are expressions of love. Whenever growth is generated, a vision supported, potential developed, a spark of creativity encouraged - as can happen in mentoring, counselling, parenting, directing, teaching, editing, and doing psychotherapy and analysis - then Aphrodite is there, affecting both people involved.” - Jean Shinoda Bolen, Goddesses in Everywoman.
Wear this ring to be reminded of the ancient love from which all life came.
Wear this ring to remember that your life is held in this divine presence.
This ring is hand-fabricated using ancient silversmithing techniques in my home studio in Kitchener, Ontario.
It fits a US size 7.
It features a mauve purple cabochon stone called 'phosphosiderite'.
It measures 7mm x 5mm.
The stone is set in fine silver.
10 karat gold surrounds the sublime stone.
The remaining details are carefully crafted out of sterling silver.
The face of the ring is approximately 1.8cm long x 2.3cm wide.
The band is 2mm wide.