This Ring Stack is inspired by Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Spring, Girlhood and Vegetation. It is comprised of three rings, crafted by hand with high-grade semi-precious stones, fine silver and sterling silver. These gems have been meticulously chosen and researched based on their history, connection to each other, and the metaphysical properties each stone has been said to hold both in the present day and in cultures throughout history.
The Persephone Ring Stack features a 4mm natural Ruby on a 1.4mm ring band, a 5mm Carnelian on a 2.5mm twisted band, and a 5mm Citrine on a 1.4mm band. To order, simply select your ring size from the drop down menu, and I will then create a ring stack especially for you. Like all my work, these rings are made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, environmentally friendly methods and cruelty-free materials. Each ring can either be stacked together or worn separately, making them the perfect little family to adorn your fingers and bring vitality into your life.
❤️ Ruby from Harts Range, Northern Territory: for energy, enthusiasm, inspiration, imparting vigor and encouraging a zest for life.
🧡 Carnelian from Uruguay: for restoring vitality and motivation, and banishing negativity whilst increasing positivity. Also symbolises rebirth and resurrection.
💛 Citrine from Madagascar: for revitilising the mind, stimulating the brain and intellect, increasing happiness and energising every level of life.
★ Please Note: As these stacks are made to order, they take approximately 3 business days to create. The completed rings in the photos are a guide as to how each piece will look, but as each stone is natural, each finished stacking set will be unique and made especially for you. If you'd like to see examples of the variations in colour or patterns of each gemstone, you can peruse the other stacking rings I have on my website, or watch my Instagram stories, where I share videos of completed pieces daily before posting them out to their forever homes.
✨ The Goddess Persephone:
Persephone is the ancient Greek Goddess of Spring, Girlhood and Vegetation. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the wife of Hades, and the queen of the Underworld. Perhaps the most famous myth of Persephone tells of her abduction by Hades at the permission of her father Zeus, where she was taken by against her will whilst gathering flowers in a meadow with Artemis and Pallas. This story of her abduction, her time in the underworld and return to the surface represents her functions as the embodiment of spring and the personification of vegetation, especially grain crops, which disappear into the earth when sown, sprout from the earth in Spring, and are harvested when fully grown. It is also linked to symbolism of immortality and rejuvenation, which is why images of Persephone were often depicted on sarcophagi. After discovering her daughter has been taken to the Underworld, Persephone's mother Demeter searches for her all over the earth. In most ancient texts, Demeter forbids the earth to produce, or she neglects the earth and, in the depth of her despair, she causes nothing to grow until Persephone returns to the surface. At the insistence of both Demeter and the now starving mortals of Greece, Zeus commands Hades to release Persephone from the underworld. Hades agrees to this on one condition: that Persephone can leave only if she has not tasted any food during her time there. He then tricks her into eating six Pomegranate seeds, leading Zeus to agree to Persephone needing to stay in the underworld for one third of the year (or in some texts one half), and being able to return to her mother on mount Olympus for the remaining two thirds.
During her time as Queen in the Underworld, Persephone was known for her amendable nature, and was capable of giving life to those who had passed away. She grants permission for the musician Orpheus to bring his dead wife Eurydice back from the Underworld, and brings the Princess Alcestis back to life after hearing of her sacrifice in order to save her husband. She also turns the maidens Menippe and Metrioche into beautiful comets instead of letting them be sacrificed to appease the other gods.
In most ancient Greek art, Persephone is portrayed as a beautiful maiden who is robed, and often carrying a sheaf of grain. She may appear as a mystical divinity with a sceptre and a little box, but was mostly represented in the process of being carried off by Hades. The pomegranate and its seeds have also become symbolic of her Persephone's femininity, and she is increasingly depicted with either in modern art.