The Embrace Earrings (OOAK)
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND pair off earrings.
A small "Rose Stone", containing a dried rose petal is set under glass at the base of a hand forged sterling silver circle. On one earring is stamped my makers mark, the other, a sterling heart for the one you love (even if it is a reminder to yourself). Then they were given a patina to bring out the hand hammered texture of the circles, and to give the earrings an antiqued look. They are then given a lavender oil and wax coating to keep the patina in place and satisfy the senses. These earrings are a very simple, heartfelt talisman of eternal love and beauty.
Roses have long been used as a symbol for love, but it goes much further. Yes, in mythology, roses tended to be associated with the Greek Goddess of love, Aphrphrodite and Venus. In alchemical text and art they are depicted with seven petals as a symbol of inclusion, universal understanding and order. In the tarot the flower of a rose indicates promise, new beginnings, and hope. Red roses specifically for an eduring love.
In these talismans I've created, I want to pull from all of these sentiments. Talismans for a loving, balanced, inclusive, new beginning. Something our Mother's have offered us, be it by birth, by growth and knowledge, or from the nurturing friendships and caregivers in our lives. These are the jewels for the special goddesses in our lives however they take shape <3
DetailsEarrings measure 1 1/4" from the base of the sterling earring hook to the end of the rose stone, and 3/4" across.
As a side note, due to the natural and delicate nature of the rose petal it is not recommended to wear these earrings underwater. Without thinking I have worn mine swimming and it was set completely air tight and there were no issues, however over time with constant wear stones on all jewelry will shift, and it is always wise to not press ones luck and allow delicate and treasured pieces to receive only minimal time in the elements.