Artemis Earrings: Raw Peridot (AUGUST BIRTHSTONE)
Our August birthstone is Peridot, and once again we have some lovely examples to use in our earrings and necklaces!
My "Artemis" collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals!
Artemis, in ancient Greek religion, was the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, vegetation and of chastity and childbirth. (She was identified by the Romans as Diana.) Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and was the twin sister of Apollo. Among the rural populace, Artemis was the favorite goddess! 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.
Peridot brings the gentle energy of kindness and compassion in a joyful and harmonious kind of way. It helps let go of the old by promoting a sense of renewal and regeneration. This is a stone that is often recommended for times of conflict in romantic relationships, as it helps soothe the energy and bring harmonious resolution to difficult situation.
Equal parts feminine and badass warrior, my design for the Artemis earrings and necklaces features a hammered brass curved "bow", with Raw Peridots.
The width of the "string" of stones is 1 1/8" wide, the "bow" is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall. These hang 4 1/4" from the sterling silver earwires to the bottoms of the silver chains.