Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI
Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI

Persephone Triquetra Cuff ✦ 5 3/4 Inches Plus 1 Inch Gap ✦ Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. VI

Regular price $ 850.00

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“Pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell.”

The myth of Persephone is one of overcoming trauma. It is the story of a young girl who is kidnapped and forced into the darkest place imaginable - the underworld. Instead of succumbing, she rises to Queen. In facing the blackest shadows and emerging stronger than before, Persephone perfects the art of personal power. I created this cuff to honor this triumph, and to remind us that the most difficult circumstances provide us with the greatest opportunities for transformation. Front and center sits a natural petrified wood specimen so reminiscent of the fiery underworld. Handmade triquetra knots flank the stone, reminding us of the phasic nature of all things. Handmade poppies bloom along each knot. In Ancient Greek flower lore, poppies represent fertility and abundance, which link them to Demeter and Persephone. In art from the era, both goddesses are often depicted with them. Persephone is said to have a garden of eternally blooming poppies in the underworld, and is often depicted as rising from the underworld with these flowers. When we dig deeper, the connection between Persephone and the role of poppies in Greek society and myth is even more remarkable. In The Odyssey, a potion is taken to ease sadness and erase painful memories. This potion, called Nepenthes Pharmakon {literally “not-sorrow drug”, poetically “the potion which chases away sorrow}, was likely a concoction of wine and poppies, which mirrored medicine taken in real life for the same purposes. This means, then, that when Persephone rises from the underworld with an armful of poppies, she emerges from her most traumatic experience and darkest time bearing a flower that is not only literal medicine for emotional pain, but also a symbol of abundance. Despite the terror of a descent into the underworld, there is healing and strength to be found when we face our shadows. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the back, and the entire piece has been blackened and selectively polished to echo the mood of the myth.

Details
Total cuff length is 5 3/4 inches plus a 1 inch gap. For my shop, this is considered a size small to medium, but I recommend measuring your wrist to be sure. Slightly adjustable. 
Sterling silver.
Cuff face measures 2 3/8 inches tall.
Natural petrified palm root.
You will receive the pictured cuff.

*TO PUT ON CUFF: Please roll opening over your wrist, starting from the thumb side of your wrist and rolling the opening across the top. Do not pull ends of cuff away from each other, as this will mar the shape of the bracelet.

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