This Ancient Love - Themis 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 some of the rings in this collection after a specific goddess or an aspect of the divine feminine.
This ring is named 'Themis' - as the daughter of Gaia she is grounded in the nourishment of the earth and as the giver of dreams she awakens the presence of the soul.
"Themis is one of the oldest and most revered of the Greek goddesses. The daughter of Gaia, the earth goddess, Themis is the mother of three Fates, who determine the destiny of all mortals and gods. She is the giver of dreams ... and bestower of oracles. Themis is prophesy incarnate: her oracles derive from her sense of order and connection to nature. ... She personified the social order of law and custom, a reminder that social order is ultimately dependent on the natural order of the earth. Themis is a grounded, earthy goddess who is also comfortable moving through the shifting, mantic world of dreams. She is deep wisdom familiar with both the depths of the earth and the heights of sky: a guide into soul." - 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.
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 purple silk sapphire rose cut cabochon that is 9mm in diameter.
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 1.4cm x 1.6cm.
The band is 3mm wide - made of 10 gauge half round sterling silver.