TINY Artemis Earrings with Tiny Spinel Crystals
My Artemis collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals! She was the Greek Goddess of wild animals, the hunt, vegetation and of chastity and childbirth. Her character and function varied greatly from place to place but behind all forms lay the goddess of wild nature who danced, usually accompanied by nymphs in mountains, forests, and marshes.
Artemis is most often depicted with a hunting bow. Equal parts feminine and badass warrior, my design for the Artemis earrings and necklaces features a hammered brass curved "bow", with Multi Red Spinel in line forming the "string".
Like most fiery red stones, spinel is believed to encourage great passion, devotion and longevity. Spinel is associated with the root Chakra, making it effective in increasing physical energy and stamina.
The width of the "string" of Spinel is 1 3/16" wide, the "bow" is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall. These hang 4 1/2" from the sterling silver earwires to the bottoms of the silver chains.