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Robin McGauley

This Ancient Love - Gaia Ring - Size 8

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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 some of the rings in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine. 
This ring 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 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. 

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This ring is hand-fabricated using ancient silversmithing techniques in my home studio in Kitchener, Ontario. 
It fits a US size 8. 

It features a pinky purple silk sapphire rose cut cabochon that is 11mm x 9mm. 
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 15mm x 19mm.
The band is 3mm wide - made of 10 gauge half round sterling silver.