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The Persephone Bracelet (Twisted Nightshade Jewellery)

The Persephone Bracelet (Twisted Nightshade Jewellery)

Regular price $23.20 CAD
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Introducing: The Persephone Bracelet. This gorgeous bracelet is the first in our series of jewellery inspired by famous mythological women. The Persephone bracelet has been carefully crafted with the goddess Persephone and her story in mind.

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring (and vegetation) in Greek mythology. As the story goes, the beautiful Persephone was abducted by Hades (the God of the Underworld), who instantly fell in love with her after seeing her picking flowers in a field. Persephone's mother, Demeter (The Goddess of Harvest) was distraught and it caused a great drought and famine in the world, which led to the other Gods confronting Hades about releasing Persephone. Hades, unwilling to part with his new bride, convinced Persephone to eat six pomegranate seeds from the underworld. Persephone, not realizing that once a being consumes food of the underworld, they can no longer leave the underworld, ate the seeds. With leverage in hand, Hades came to a compromise with the other Gods: Persephone would stay half of the year in the underworld (this led to the seasons where flowers and vegetation withered and died in fall and winter), and could return above to her mother's side for the other half of the year (thus returning the season where flowers and vegetation bloom and flourish in spring and summer).

This bracelet features two silver-plated pomegranate beads, each facing in opposite directions. This symbolizes Persephone's time split between the underworld and on earth. Each side features two hand-carved garnet beads in the shape of pomegranate (to symbolize the four seasons). In between each pomegranate-shaped bead are six round garnet beads to represent the six pomegranate seeds that Persephone ate in the underworld. The four larger round garnet beads on each side represent Persephone's relationships during the year: half of the time, she is the wife of Hades and Queen of the Underworld. Thus, two of the beads represent their relationship. The other two beads represent Persephone and her mother Demeter, who share a very close relationship. Thus, the other two beads represent them and their reunion in the springtime.

Each bracelet has been hand-strung on a stretchy cotton cord and measures approximately 3.25 in/8.25 cm on the inside. It can be stretched to fit over your hand. Please avoid over-stretching (as you would any other stretchy bracelet) to avoid breaking the string.

All of the garnet beads on this bracelet come directly from India (and the pomegranate shaped beads were hand-carved in India as well). The sterling-silver plated pomegranate beads (unstamped) were sourced in Turkey.

This bracelet has been carefully designed and crafted by hand by a Canadian artisan. It is not mass-produced, nor was it purchased from overseas companies using cheap labour. You can check out Twisted Nightshade Jewellery's Instagram and TikTok for more products! A limited quantity of these bracelets have been made. The exact bracelet you receive may or may not be the exact one pictured.

Garnet is the birthstone of those under the Aquarius sign and is thought to be one of the oldest crystals used for spiritual protection throughout history. Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It balances, strengthens and protects. Garnet is also known as a Stone of Commitment – to purpose, to others, and to oneself. Its loving powers reflect the attributes of devotion and understanding.  

Garnet is useful to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into those situations. Crisis is turned into challenge under Garnet’s influence and promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble.

 

Please see the pictures and/or video of each listing to view the item's condition. Please note that due to the nature of crystals/stones, each one may have slight imperfections, including on carved pieces. This listing includes the pendant and necklace with the clasp option chosen. Pictured background items are not included.


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