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Robin McGauley

This Ancient Love - Gaia Necklace

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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 pieces in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine. This necklace is named 'Gaia' - earth mother goddess. 

Gaia is spirit of the earth. She is the origin - the source of life. 
We all came from her. 
Deep beneath the earth - 
cedars, mushrooms, snails, strawberries - 
each one its own branch of the same tree 
leading back to the one seed of Gaia. 

"Gaia... is fertility incarnate, moist, mysterious, strong. She is life energy itself; everything that lives, breathing or not, overflows with her life. She is the earth and all the powers of the earth... As goddess of the soul, Gaia reminds us that the soul develops in dark places and that ultimately soul must be rooted in body, in earth. She is a reminder that we must ground ourselves in the reality of nature and incorporate all sides of ourselves, be they pleasant or unpleasant, light or dark." - Michael Babcock

Wear this necklace to be reminded of the ancient love from which all life came. 
Wear this necklace to remember that your life is held in this divine presence. 

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

It features a dreamy purple cabochon stone called 'charoite'. 
The stone measures 3.5cm wide by 3.7cm tall. 
The stone is set in fine silver and 10 karat gold surrounds it. 
All of the remaining details are carefully crafted out of sterling silver. 

The chain is 19 inches long and closes with my signature handmade hook clasp.