"Wings of Fire" Vintage Garnet Sterling Earring with Sterling Feather Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: A gorgeous sterling silver and garnet orphan earring paired with a hand-made, one of a kind sterling silver feather makes for a perfect, simple talisman piece on this sturdy 20" stainless steel braided rope chain.
Components Found in: Hendersonville NC & East Calais VT
Also known as the dragon's heart, this deep red and sturdy stone is commonly associated with creativity, sensuality and strength. The garnet represents the primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification, and of course, love.
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 good luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals and ceremonies, as a status symbol, or even a plain ol' writing tool. The feather can also be a potent symbol of versatility. The Navajo tribe used hawk and eagle feathers to make their famous 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 and the need to soar towards passion. Oh, and a little good luck never hurts.
An orphan earring is 1888's term for a single earring that has lost its other match. Many might see these as now useless, which makes it one of our favorite items to rescue and repurpose!
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.