Artemis Necklace with Andesine 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 Andesine in line forming the "string".
Andesine is associated with the heart chakra and is used to dispel negativity while providing clarity to one's thoughts. According to metaphysical beliefs, Andesine is also a grounding stone that can help ease stress.
The width of the "string" of Andesine is 1 3/16", the "bow" is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall and is suspended on a 16" long oxidized sterling chain. Silver Heishi beads move freely along the bow, mimicking the arrow guide.