ARTEMIS NECKLACE with Faceted GARNETS (JANUARY BIRTHSTONE)
Our January birthstone is GARNET, and once again we have some lovely gemstones to use in our earrings and necklaces!
My "Artemis" collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess of hunting, the wilderness and wild animals! Equal parts feminine and badass warrior, my design for the Artemis earrings and necklaces features a hammered brass curved "bow", with Faceted Garnets.
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.
Garnet, known as the pomegranate stone, is revered for its connections to creativity and love, symbolizing courage and positive thinking, especially through its historical narratives from Noah's Ark to Ancient Greece's tale of Persephone. The healing properties of Garnet are extensive, offering physical healing by enhancing sexual energy, flushing out toxins, and improving circulation, alongside mental and emotional healing by fostering self-confidence, nurturing relationships, and promoting a positive outlook. Garnet is associated with the first Chakra which is known as the Root Chakra. Located at the base of your spine, this chakra is associated with survival, security, stability and physical energy. Red Garnet is also associated with the second, or Sacral, Chakra. This chakra is located below your navel along the lower area of your stomach. The second chakra is associated with sensuality and sexuality, reproduction, desire, emotions and creativity.
The width of the "string" of faceted Garnets is 1 3/16" wide, the "bow" is 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall and it is suspended on a 16"/18" adjustable Sterling Silver chain.