This Ancient Love - Venus Necklace
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 necklace is named 'Venus', the Roman goddess of love. (She is Aphrodite to the Greeks.)“When Aphrodite (Venus) 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 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 purple ruby rose cut cabochon that measures 9mm x 7mm.
The stone is set in fine silver and 10 karat gold surrounds it.
The remaining details are carefully crafted out of sterling silver.
The pendant measures 3cm long by 2.2cm wide.
The sterling silver chain is 20 inches long and fastens with my signature handmade hook clasp.