This Ancient Love - Eostre Ring - Size 9
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 pieces in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine. This ring is named 'Eostre'. She is a germanic spring and fertility goddess whose symbols include colourful eggs and bunnies!
Sounds familiar? Her name is the origin of the english word ‘Easter'.
"In all aspects of nature, and in many ways within ourselves as well, there is a sense that that which has been languishing or steeping underground is surging forth again to claim life with confidence and competence." - Tiffany Lazic, The Noble Art: From Shadow to Essence Through the Wheel of the Year
This set of two stacking rings is hand-fabricated using ancient silversmithing techniques in my home studio in Kitchener, Ontario.
They fit a US size 9.
One ring features a pastel purple and yellow ametrine cabochon, which reminds of me of a spring garden of crocus and daffodils. Ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine.
The stone is set in 18 karat gold to really make the colour pop. It measures 11mm x 9mm.
The remaining details are carefully crafted out of sterling silver.
The face of the ring is approximately 1.4cm long x 1.3cm wide.
The band is 2mm wide.
The second ring is a simple band in sterling silver that is 2mm wide.