This Ancient Love - Venus Stacking Rings - Size 6
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 'Venus', the Roman goddess of love. (The Greeks called her Aphrodite.)“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 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 set of two stacking rings is hand-fabricated using ancient silversmithing techniques in my home studio in Kitchener, Ontario.
They fit a US size 6.
One ring features a purple ruby rose cut cabochon.
It measures 9mm x 7mm. The ruby is set in fine silver and 10 karat gold surrounds it.
The remaining details are carefully crafted out of sterling silver.
The face of the ring is approximately 1.5cm long x 1.3cm wide.
The band is 2mm wide.
The second ring with the organic detail is made of sterling silver. The band is 2mm wide. The organic decorative detail is approximately 2cm wide by 1.5cm long.