Reimagined Components: Vintage sterling silver Cancer zodiac sign with re-worked sterling silver amber orphan earring and sterling silver feather strung on a 18'' stainless steel 1.5mm oval link chain
1888's Take: "The smartest decision one could ever make is to start listening to their intuition. It's a small ounce of the universe that lives inside of you, with its primary purpose being to guide you... specifically you... into the right direction. Would you let your lungs stop taking in air to breathe, or your heart stop pumping blood to your being? Don't deny your intuition of its primary role in your life." -Ali
From June 21 to July 22, Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac. It’s ruling planet is the moon and its element is water. Cancer signs tend to be highly intuitive, emotional, intelligent and passionate. Being very creative and imaginative, Cancers may pair well with grounding signs to help with balance and turning dreams into realities.
Amber is fossilized tree resin, appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. The sap is the natural healer of the tree, representing the ability to heal as well as protection from sickness.
Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, that you should pick it up and keep it for luck on your journey. Feathers have commonly represented everything from the center of the cosmos, to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool, the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of Feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion. Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.