Persephone's Guidance Ring - Size 10 1/2 - Descent of Persephone Collection, Vol. V
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At this time of year, I hold close the Greek myth of Persephone, who while out gathering flowers with her mother Demeter, was kidnapped by Hades and made his prisoner in the underworld. Distraught, Demeter abandoned her role as goddess of grain and the harvest to search for her daughter, so the crops withered and land went barren in Persephone’s absence. When begged to intervene, Zeus’s ruled that because Persephone partook in the food of the dead by eating pomegranate seeds in the underworld, there she must spend part of each year. Every fall, when Persephone makes her descent from one realm to the other, she ushers in the darker months of the year. Later, her return brings the spring. I’ve always been inspired by Persephone’s duality, by her simultaneous roles as Queen of the Underworld and harbinger of spring, by her ties to the cycle of life and death, and by her endless journeys between realms. This ring is inspired by this narrative. It is meant to provide protection on journeys both inward and outward, to serve the wearer as a talisman for moving between realms, to remind you to balance the disparities in your life, to nourish equally the dualities of your heart. It is intended as a torch in the darkness, a guide toward the light. A dualistically colored petrified wood with sparkling flecks of pyrite sits atop a wide sterling band. On the band is a triple moon symbol, with a handmade garnet-laden pomegranate as the full moon, flanked by 14k gold filled crescents. My maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the inside of the band. This piece has been blackened and polished to the finish of an ancient artifact.
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Size 10 1/2. Please note that wide bands tend to feel more snug than standard bands, and so some people prefer to size up 1/4 to 1/2 a size. Sterling silver and 14k gold filled. Please note that gold filled is different from gold plated. It is a much thicker layer of gold bonded to base metal and will not flake or peel. Natural petrified palm root and natural garnet. Ring face measures 1 9/16 inches tall. You will receive the pictured ring.
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