What's happening in Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy. Over the past 15 years, we've had the pleasure to be partners with a business based in Ukraine. Like everyone in Ukraine, the Russian invasion has been devastating. Their 20-30 employees have been pushed from their homes and forced to find shelter scattering everyone across the country. Sometimes they spend nights in bomb shelters and their ability to provide for their families has been severely disrupted.
We have designed charms to support Ukraine during this tragedy. The proceeds from these charms will go directly to our friends to help with any immediate daily needs like food and clothing. If we raise enough to meet their immediate needs, we'll work with them to make sure the funds get directly distributed to grassroots humanitarian efforts.
FULL TRANSPARENCY: $50 of each piece will go to Ukrainian aid. We'll only keep $10 from each piece to cover a portion of the material, labor, overhead, and shipping.
Please consider helping us help our friends in Ukraine.
Are you ready for the New Year? We sure are!
If we had to make a prediction for 2022 it's going to be that people
will focus more on doing the things they love with the ones they love.
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In the Western world, you can quickly discover a person's relationship status by looking at their left ring finger. Ever wonder how this tradition started?
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It all begins with the ancient Romans. Their belief was that the vein in the fourth finger of the left hand was directly connected to the heart. They named this vein the vena amoris or vein of love. With the wedding rings being the physical representation of the vows exchanged by the newlyweds, they chose this finger for the placement of the rings, representing the union of love and romance shared by newlyweds and connecting the two hearts. Pretty romantic huh?
Men often wear the wedding band alone, but women will wear a promise or engagement ring as well, but always with the wedding ring stacked closest to the heart.
Fun Fact: A chastity ring, symbolizing a person’s abstinence vow, is also worn on this finger. Some religious groups wear this ring to mean that they also abstain from displays of affection and sometimes from even developing romantic emotions at all. It is a purity ring in this form and these days often has such words as “love waits” or “purity” engraved on the band.
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Our Persephone pendant is taken from a piece of history that's filled with meaning. The piece is a reminder of the bond between mothers and daughters, harvests and gardens, winter and spring fertility. Wear this medallion as a symbol of fertility and wealth.
According to Greek mythology, Persephone, the Greek goddess of Springs Bounty was kidnapped and carried off by Hades, the god of the underworld. Persephone's mother Demeter, the goddess of the Earth, Agriculture, Harvest, and Forests was furious and caused all earthly things to die, including the mortals that worshipped the gods. Without the mortals, the gods would have no one to worship them or bring offerings to them. Zeus could not put up with the dying Earth and forced Hades to return Persephone. Before Persephone was released, she had eaten a number of pomegranate seeds. Because she had eaten the food of the dead, Persephone had to return to Hades and the underworld for four months every year. The rest of the year she was allowed to spend on Earth with her mother.
Although Persephone grew to love Hades, who treated her with compassion & loved his Queen, she always returned to her mother every spring, and hence in the winter when Persephone returns to the underworld, Demeter weeps and brings winter upon the land. And when she returns, Demeter rejoices and spring arrives.
This medallion features a portrait of Persephone based on an ancient statue of her at the Archaeological Museum in Herakleion, Crete.
Wear this medallion as a symbol of fertility and wealth.