Winter is Coming Ring – Sterling silver, 14kt gold, London blue topaz
One of the many benefits of attending an artsy-fartsy school as a child meant I had unlimited access to their costume department–back then we could “check out” a costume as you would a library book and I made use of that as often as possible. My favorite costumes were the medieval and renaissance-style gowns which, truth be known, I would just wear around the house. For as long I can remember I’ve had a love for stories with knights, lords and ladies and in my adulthood still enjoy the good fantasy novel as well as my favorite genre: historical fiction. I’m fascinated with history, in point of fact have toyed with the idea of going back to school for Medieval Studies but that’s a “someday if we win the lottery” type of dream. In the meantime, rings with a Medieval and/or Renaissance flair pop up in my shop from time to time. I honestly don’t even know if anyone even really likes these pieces, but strangely the concept of selling them is the last thing on my mind when creating. I just feel compelled to–and if you have any creative bone in your body then I think you understand that there’s no turning away from that. Also, I’ve been reading this amazing book and we have plans to visit the RenFaire next month so I doubt these types of pieces will be slowing down anytime soon. By the way, don’t forget to enter my giveaway–just a few more days left!
Ruby Eleanor of Aquitaine Ring Sterling, Brass, Ruby
Sterling Athena Owl-Eye Ring – The word along the base of the setting reads, “WISDOM”
Admittedly, these earrings were more Downton Abbey inspired–vintage cameos and garnets in sterling
Turquoise Flourish Ring – Sterling, brass, natural turquoise
Emerald Eleanor of Aquitaine Ring – Sterling, brass, natural faceted emerald