Auryn Jewelry

The Auryn is a variation of the worm ouroborous (which you can find here - a snake eating its own tail, which represents the cyclical nature of the universe and is also a Gnostic symbol for earthly ensnarement. Here, we have two snakes eating each other's tails - which adds a yin and yang element to the cycle. This design was made famous by the fantasy movie "The Never Ending Story" where it protected and guided the bearer and was also a seal showing the bearer to be an emissary of the Childlike Empress of Fantasia.

The design on the left is sterling silver with one of the snakes oxidized. Every little scale is hand carved - so it's definitely a labor-intensive piece! In the design on the right one of the snakes is 14kt gold, the other sterling silver. Unlike the Auryn in all sterling silver, this one is put together like a jig saw puzzle - with pieces of gold and pieces of silver soldered together in a "married metal" technique - did I say that the sterling silver Auryn was labor intensive? THIS is labor intensive!

Auryn, Sterling

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Auryn Pendant

Medium: $150 Code:821 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $210 Code:942 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

Extra Large: $280 Code:955 (45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

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Auryn, 14kt Gold and Sterling

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Auryn Pendant, 14kt Gold and Argentium

Medium: $450 Code:821au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $740 Code:942au (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

Extra Large: $1150 Code:955au (45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

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Auryn, 14kt Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver

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Auryn Pendant, 14kt Gold and Oxidized Argentium

  • Medium: $450 Code:821auox
    • 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter
  • Large: $740 Code 942auox
    • 36X36mm 1.4" diameter
  • Extra Large: $1150 Code 955auox
    • 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

In The Neverending Story the Auryn snakes are white and black with one green eye and one red eye each and "Do what you Wish" (German: Tu, was du willst) is stamped on the back.

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Zen Cat Pendant

This subtle and simple piece comes without a jump ring and rests nicely on a chain (also available from us, here). Can you see the curled up cat doing what cats do best - napping? It is Zen because of the simplicity of the lines, similar to the great enso of Zen painting (seen here): oneness and peace; not two not one. It was sketched first by a friend of ours (hi Pam!) as she gazed at our sleeping kitty. Want these kittys as earrings? Email us.

Bast, the Egyptian cat is here and here. Anubis (y'know cats and dogs?) is here.

Zen Cat

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Zen Cat Pendant

Small: $50 Code:414 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $60 Code:862 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $80 Code:415 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Zen Cat/Sleeping Kitty, 14kt Gold Earrings

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Zen Cat Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $160 Code:414au (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $260 Code:862au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $530 Code:415au (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Zen Cat Split-Band/Signet Ring

Though this ring has the split-band, the table is flat and thick like a signet rings. That combination works really well for a design like the Zen kitty that is open in the middle. All rings are custom and hand-made so Email us!

 

 

 

Kitteh

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Kitteh

  • Small: $50 Code:442
    • 17X24mm or 0.7"X0.9"
  • Medium: $60 Code:443
    • 22X32mm or 0.9"X1.3"
  • Large: 80 Code:444
    • 30X43mm or 1.2"X1.7"

OH HAI! DIS SYMBOL IZ MARKZ TRIBUTE 2 LOLCATS EVRYWHERE!

If you don't know what the above sentence means, see the Urban Dictionary's definition of 'kitteh':

Online usage of the word "kitty" or "cat". Found most often in the context of lolspeak, or in the anthropomorphism of cats in pictures and other media. Example: "OMG I wanna pet teh kitteh!"

If you don't know what 'lol' or 'lolcats' means I'm afraid I can't help you without extensive email counseling.

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Dolphin Jewelry

In Greek myth, dolphins carry the souls of the dead to their rebirth in paradise. Thus the dolphin is the symbol for rebirth and renewal. Dolphins are certainly considered one of the smartest mammals (exhibiting self-awareness, like humans) and some people think they are precursurs to humans - a direct gift from the gods! Or even gods themselves. The dolphin is one of the first symbols that Mark designed and cut out of silver and gold lo those many years ago in Key West. Did he see dolphins cavorting off the Southernmost Point? Indeed.

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Dolphin Pendant

Small: $50 Code:176 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $60 Code:175 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $80 Code:416 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Dolphin, 14kt Gold

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Dolphin Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $210 Code:176au (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $350 Code:175au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $720 Code:416au (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

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Dolphins, with their playfulness and their friendliness to man (known to help fisherman fish and to save drowning men) are naturally seen as kindred souls if not brothers. Here, the union of two dolphins celebrate the integration of the personality through the process of spiritual rebirth.

According to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" dolphins are the second most intelligent creatures on earth (after mice but before humans) who try in vain to warn humans of the impending destruction of the planet. However, their behaviour is misinterpreted as playful acrobatics. Their story is told in "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish", the fourth book in the Hitchhiker series. Wouldn't this look great with one gold dolphin and one silver one? Email us about that!

Double Dolphin

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Double Dolphin Pendant

Small: $50Code:183 (14X20mm or 0.6"X0.8")

Medium: $60 Code:162 (20X27mm or 0.8"X1.1 ")

Large: $80 Code:424 (27X36mm or 1.1"X1.4")

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Double Dolphin, 14kt Gold

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Double Dolphin Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $290 Code:183au (14X20mm or 0.6"X0.8")

Medium: $480 Code:162au (20X27mm or 0.8"X1.1 ")

Large: $770 Code:424au (27X36mm or 1.1"X1.4")

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Dragon Jewelry

This is a Celtic or European style dragon. Curiously, the dragon has almost opposite meanings in the East and West. In the West the dragon is often associated with Satan, representing man's primeval nature which must be overcome by strength and self-discipline. To Christians the dragon can be Satan himself. Dragon's Hill, Oxfordshire, England is the site of a curious natural formation below the white horse of Uffington that is said to mark the site where St George killed his dragon. The top of the hill is said to have been so poisoned by the blood of the dragon that it will no longer grow vegetation - in fact the top soil has long been eroded, leaving the chalk surface open to the skies.

Dragon

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Dragon Pendant

Medium: $70 Code:449 (27X30mm or 1.1"X1.2")

Large: $100 Code:450 (34X39mm or 1.3"X1.5")

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Dragon with Stone

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Dragon Pendant with Stone

Medium: $85 Code:449s (27X30mm or 1.1"X1.2")

Large: $120 Code:450s (34X39mm or 1.3"X1.5")

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Dragon with Pentagram Jewelry

Another one of our fabulous customers (You're wonderful, Ruben!) came up with these fabulous ideas: combine the dragon with the pentagram - which can be inverted or upright, of course!

Dragon Holding Pentagram

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Dragon Holding Pentagram Pendant

Large: $150 Code:1172 (34X43mm or 1.4"X1.7")

Extras Large: $175 Code:1173 (45X57mm or 1.8"X"2.3)

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Dragon above Pentagram

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Dragon Above Pentagram Pendant

Large: $150 Code:1174 (53X35mm or 2.0"X1.4")

Extra Large: $175 Code:1175 (70X45mm or 2.8"X1.8")

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Gecko Lizard Cuff Links

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Double Dragons with Pentagram Pendant

  • Large: $175 Code:1176
    • 46X36mm or 1.8" by 1.4"
  • Extra Large: $205 Code 1177
    • 62X4mm or 2.5" by 1.9"

Many modern stories represent dragons as extremely intelligent creatures who can talk, associated with (and sometimes in control of) powerful magick. In stories a dragon's blood often has magical properties: for example in the opera Siegfried it let Siegfried understand the language of the Forest Bird. The typical dragon protects a cavern or castle filled with gold and treasure and is often associated with a great hero who tries to slay it, but dragons can be written into a story in as many ways as a human character, including as wise beings whom heroes can approach for help and advice; in such cases they resemble Asian rather than European dragons.

Get two times the magickal assistance from this piece! Pentagram can be upright also.

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Dragon Ring, Offset Front View

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Dragon Signet Ring

This is a rectangular dragon ring, requested especially by the customer to be that shape. The shadowbox effect of this ring is relatively difficult to fabricate. Most sizes would cost $350. All rings are custom and hand-made so Email us!

 

Dragon/Wolf Celtic Knot Bands with Amethyst-Dragon

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Dragon Wedding Band

Tiny, tiny dragons on a band ring! Most sizes $350 and up depending stone and size. All rings are custom and hand-made so Email us!

Dragonfly Pendant

  • Large: $145 Code:451
    • 50X40 or 2.0"X1.6"

In legend, the dragonfly was a real dragon who offended the gods and was turned into an insect. Despite this apparent setback, the dragonfly transformed herself into a gorgeous and highly capable creature - thus she is a symbol of tenacity and beauty. This small table sculpture is a highly crafted double looped pendant (it could be made as a pin) in which the eyes are particularly beautiful faceted Hessonite Garnets. Jewelry and art!

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Lion's Head

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Lion's Head Pendant, Custom

This 2.5 inch wide lion's head is three layers of silver, engraved and textured, with a ruby for the eye. Large, unique and labor intensive designs like this cost $250 and up. We made this for a Rastafarian. Email us for giant, complicated pieces like this!

 

Gecko Lizard Jewelry

A symbol for the limbic system and kundalini energy, the lizard also represents the cyclical movement of energy through the universe and the configuration of the space/time continuum. Geckos also mean good luck if one crosses your path. Geckos are considered to be a symbol of keeping one eye on the past while focusing the other on the future. The gecko lizard is one of the few reptiles that have a voice and in Hawaii the Gecko's chirp is often taken as an affirmation of spiritual significance. But to the Polynesians, if a gecko 'laughs' at you it is an omen of terrible misfortune!

How about gecko earrings in argentium sterling silver? Drop us a line.

Gecko Lizard

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Gecko Pendant

Small: $50 Code:163 (16X8mm or 0.6"X0.3")

Medium: $60 Code:164 (30X15mm or 1.2"X0.6")

Large: $80 Code:488 (40X20mm or 1.6"X0.8")

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Gecko, 14kt gold

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Gecko Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $120 Code:163au (16X8mm or 0.6"X0.3")

Medium: $200 Code:164au (30X15mm or 1.2"X0.6")

Large: $320 Code:488au (40X20mm or 1.6"X0.8")

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Gecko Lizard with Stones

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Gecko Pendant with Stone Eyes

His eyes are so tiny that we can only make him in an extra large and with faceted stones.

Extra Large: $140 Code:187st (53X27mm or 2.1"X1.1")

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Gecko Lizard Earrings, 14kt Gold

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Gecko Earrings, 14kt Gold

Small: $350 Code:163auer (16X8mm or 0.6"X0.3")

Medium: $510 Code:164auer (30X15mm or 1.2"X0.6")

Large: $760 Code:488auer (40X20mm or 1.6"X0.8")

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Gecko Lizard Cuff Links

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Gecko Lizard Cufflinks

  • Torpedo Cuffs: $150 Code:118cl
    • 20X19mm or 0.8"X0.7"

Geckos release and regenerate their tails. Symbolically, this has come to represent the self preservation and regrowth that humans are capable of after we lose our tails.....so to speak. This pair of gecko cuff links is made in a shadow box style with torpedo backs (see here for more cufflinks).

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Postmodern, Emerald-Eating Lizard Jewelry

The earrings on the right are 'pomo' lizards with14kt gold spines, sterling silver bodies and heads and emeralds in their mouths. The pendant on the left has a 14kt gold body, a copper/silver spine and an emerald in it's mouth. The design sprang forth after Mark chipped an emerald that he was setting and I said that it looked like a bite had been taken out of it. Combine this with my love of lizards and you have emerald eating reptiles! Other stones can be used, of course. The earrings cost $800 with AA grade emeralds. The pendant - priceless as it is mine - but your version might cost $600 if you wanted the same metals and stone. Email us for the many options - including a single earring.

Lizard with Emerald

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Lizard Pendant: 14kt Gold, Argentium and Emerald

He is 50X15mm or 2.0"X0.6"

Lizard Earrings, Gold, Silver, Emeralds

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Lizard Earrings: Argentium, 14kt Gold and Emeralds

They are 28X10mm or 1.1"X0.4"

 

Celestial Lizard

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Celestial Lizard Pendant

  • Medium: $80 Code: 155
    • 30X16mm or 1.2"X0.6"
  • Large: $100 Code: 353
    • 40X22mm or 1.6"X0.9"

We adapted this design from tattoo flash and turned it into a celestial lizard - balancing the sun (citrine) & the moon (moonstone) on two of its feet. It can also be made with a moonstone and onyx, linking it to the yin yang or any other dualities you'd care to have. Email us.

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Mermaid Jewelry

The mermaid descends from ancient traditions connecting the goddess with the sea as the universal womb. Aphrodite was said to have a fishtail. In India the Nagas were human above the waist and water serpents below. They lived in springs and rivers, guarding treasures in their palaces. As late as the 19th century British law claimed that any mermaid found in home waters was the property of the Crown! The sailor's dream, mermaids are variously seen as seductive, dangerous, and compassionate, symbolizing the qualities of the sea as mother, lover, friend and enemy. There has always been an element of danger in the old stories of mermaids. Mermaids sometimes help drowning sailors, but, as often as not, they're the last sight the sailor sees. As far as the story that mermaids were sea cows or manatees I don't believe that even sailors could get quite that drunk!

She looks great with 'watery' stones, especially pearls. Email us about that.

Mermaid

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Mermaid Pendant

Small: $50 Code:859 (23X18mm or 0.9"X0.7")

Medium: $60 Code:860 (31X23mm or 1.2"X0.9")

Large: $80 Code:587 (41X31mm or 1.6"X1.2")

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Mermaid with Stone

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Mermaid Pendant with Stone

Small: $60 Code:859s (23X18mm or 0.9"X0.7")

Medium: $75 Code:860s (31X23mm or 1.2"X0.9"")

Large: $100 Code:587s (41X31mm or 1.6"X1.2")

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Mermaid Signet Ring, 14K Gold

This beautiful version of the mermaid as a signet ring was hand fabricated in 14K gold in a size 8 and cost $1250. If you're intersted in your own custom totem ring in gold or silver email us!

Phoenix Jewelry

The phoenix is a mythical, sacred firebird in ancient Egyptian mythology, and in myths derived from the Egyptian. Said to live for 500 or 1461 years (depending on the source), the phoenix is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end of its life-cycle the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix arises. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as the old one. The bird was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by a foe, thus being both immortal and invincible — a symbol of fire and divinity. Tears from a phoenix can heal wounds.

The garnet is the perfect stone to put on a phoenix where the flames begin.

Phoenix

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Phoenix Pendant

Small: $50 Code:675 (25X13mm or 1.0"X0.5")

Medium: $60 Code:676 (33X17mm or 1.3"X0.7")

Large: $80 Code:677 (44X23mm or 1.7"X0.9")

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Phoenix with Stone

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Phoenix Pendant with Stone

Small: $60 Code:675s (25X13mm or 1.0"X 0.5")

Medium: $75 Code:676s (33X17mm or 1.3"X0.7")

Large: $100 Code:677s (44X23mm or 1.7"X0.9")

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This phoenix is modeled after the logo of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and is also a traditional variety of the Western style phoenix. The Greek word for phoenix means purple/red or crimson and the tail of a phoenix, if not the whole bird, is a mix of gold and crimson. We have yet to make this wonder both in gold and with a red stone but we want to!

These Western phoenices (Latin plural) probably referenced an actual bird that "merely" had a supernatural lifestyle! The Asian phoenix however, or Fenghuang, is pure chimera. According to Chinese scripture, Fenghuang is said to be made up of the beak of a rooster, the face of a swallow, the forehead of a fowl, the neck of a snake, the breast of a goose, the back of a tortoise, the hindquarters of a stag and the tail of a fish. Can we make that for you?! Shoot us an email.

Phoenix Rising

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Phoenix Rising Pendant

Small: $50 Code:321 (23X17mm or 0.9"X0.7")

Medium: $60 Code:322 (32X23mm or 1.3"X0.9")

Large: $80 Code:325 (43X30mm or 1.7"X1.2")

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phoenix rising, 14kt gold

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Phoenix Rising Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $250 Code:321au (23X17mm or 0.9"X0.7")

Medium: $380 Code:322au (32X23mm or 1.3"X0.9")

Large: $610 Code:325au (43X30mm or 1.7"X1.2")

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Phoenix Rising with Stone

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Phoenix Rising Pendant with Stone

  • Small: $60 Code:321s
    • 23X17mm or 1"X0.7"
  • Medium: $75 Code:322s
    • 32X23mm or 1.3"X0.9"
  • Large: $100 Code:325s
    • 43X30mm or 1.7"X1.2

From Voltaire:

"It was of the size of an eagle, but its eyes were as mild and tender as those of the eagle are fierce and threatening. Its beak was the color of a rose, and seemed to resemble, in some measure, the beautiful mouth of Formosante.* Its neck resembled all the colors of the rainbow, but more brilliant and lively. A thousand shades of gold glistened on its plumage. Its feet seemed a mixture of purple and silver; and the tail of those beautiful birds** which were afterwards fixed to the car of Juno, did not come near the beauty of its tail."

* I think he means the Princess of Babylon, not a gryphon!

** Peacock

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The Phoenix symbolizes rebirth, especially of the sun, and has variants in European, Central American, Egyptian and Asian cultures. In the 19th century, Hans Christian Anderson wrote a story about the phoenix. Edith Nesbit features a phoenix in one of her children's stories, 'The Phoenix and the Carpet,' as does J.K. Rowling in the 'Harry Potter' series. In one volume, the phoenix does its resurrecting routine. A phoenix would be a great gift for a Potter fan!

Phoenix Spiral

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Spiral Phoenix Pendant

Small: $50 Code:543 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $60 Code:545 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $80 Code:547 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Spiral Phoenix, 14kt Gold

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Spiral Phoenix Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $275 Code:543au (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $475 Code:545au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $800 Code:547au (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Celestial Lizard

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Spiral Phoenix with Stone Pendant

  • Small: $80 Code: 543st
    • 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter
  • Medium: $80 Code: 545st
    • 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter
  • Large: $100 Code: 547st
    • 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

We think a stone in the heart of the phoenix really sets off the whole design. Choose your own stone! Put a stone in the gold phoenix!. Email us.

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Scorpion Jewelry

With its deadly sting, the scorpion is associated with menace, but also with the magick to ward off the sting. That the scorpion will kill itself rather than be taken - anybody you know? - is an untrue but highly prevalent myth. In ancient Greece the scorpian played a large role in culture and religions: when Persius slew Medusa, the blood that leaked out of her severed neck turned into scorpions and snakes as it hit the ground. The constellation that we call Scorpio is named The Scorpion all over the world through time and culture from ancient Babylon to modern South America. This is a tattoo scorpion design from the South Pacific. Note the pancultural spiral in the middle; another look at birth-death-rebirth.

I think that the huge popularity of the scorpion is due to it's menacing nature - and from such a little creature too. We expect Scorpios to be dark, mysterious, dramatic and dangerous. And we like that. A perfect gift for your favorite Scorpio or, if you are following the "your jewelry should match your tattoos" rule, for your scorpion-tatted self.

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Scorpion Pendant

Small: $50 Code:153 (23X12mm or 0.9"X0.5")

Medium: $60 Code:154 (30X16mm or 1.2"X0.6")

Large: $80 Code:709 (40X21mm or 1.6"X0.8")

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Scorpion, 14kt Gold

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Scorpion Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $150 Code:153au (23X12mm or 0.9"X0.5")

Medium: $250 Code:154au (30X16mm or 1.2"X0.6")

Large: $400 Code:709au (40X21mm or 1.6"X0.8")

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Snake Jewelry

The snake is a symbol for the cyclic processes of nature and time. For Native Americans the snake symbolizes lightning. Throughout Asia and the near East the snake symbolizes sexual energy. Christian symbolism views the snake ambivalently, recognizing it to be a force beyond the neat hierarchies of medieval philosophy, but it is usually condemnatory. According to the Bible however, the snake is the symbol of Jesus Christ, in His quality of being the Redeemer: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up" - John 3:14

These make great earrings as you can imagaine! And the little darling on the right can of course be made without a stone. Prices given are for a more modest stone than an emerald. Email us about that.

Snake

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Snake Pendant

Small: $50 Code:714 (26X13mm or 1.0"X0.5")

Medium: $60 Code:715 (34X17mm or 1.5"X0.7")

Large: $80 Code:716 (45X23mm or 1.8"X0.9")

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Snake, 14kt Gold

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Snake Pendant with Stone, 14kt Gold

Small: $250 Code:714aus (26X13mm or 1.0"X0.5")

Medium: $400 Code:715aus (34X17mm or 1.5"X0.7")

Large: $800 Code:716aus (45X23mm or 1.8"X0.9")

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The snake is one of the Chinese zodiacal signs. The person born in the year of snake is perhaps the wisest and most enigmatic of all. He/she can become a philosopher, a theologian, a political wizard or a wily financier. Such a person is a thinker who also likes to live well. The snake person loves books, music, clothes, and fine food; but with all his fondness for the good things in life, his innate elegance gives him a dislike for frivolities and foolish talk.

A few of our snake rings. More here. Email us about them.

Led Zeppelin Ring_Triple Circle

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Snake (Ouroboros) Ring

Prices start at $150.

Worm Ouroborous Ring

Snake Ring,14kt Gold with Emerald

Emeralds of this quality cost about $300 in this size so the total ring cost is $600. Of course we can do it with different stones and in silver for much less. Email us

Snake Ouroborous Rings, 14kt Gold and Argentium

Cut and carved from 14kt yellow gold 16 gauge sheet the worm ouroborous, a gnostic symbol for the cyclical nature of reality, is priced at $400 and up, $450 and up for the one with the 2 mm faceted emerald eye.

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Worm Ouroborus, 14kt Gold

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Snake Ouroborus, 14kt Gold

Worm Ouroborus, 14kt Gold, Emerald

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Snake Ouroborus, 14kt Gold, Emerald

 

 

Spider with Stone

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Spider Pendant with Stone

  • Small: $60 Code:717
    • 28X16mm or 1.1"X0.6"
  • Medium: $75 Code:718
    • 37X21mm or 1.5"X0.8"
  • Large: $105 Code:719
    • 49X28mm or 1.9"X1.1"

The spider is associated with the goddess all over the world. In ancient Greece Arachne was the triune again, this time as spinner, measurer and cutter of life's threads as well as spinning the spoke of souls in her cosmic web. Pueblos called Spider Woman the creator of the universe, spinning two webs: east-west and north-south. As spiders do, she destroyed and remade her webs allowing only those inhabitants whose strands spun from the top of their head to remain. In Haitian voodoo she is known as Aunt Nancy.

This piece also makes a great set of earrings.

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Teddy Bear

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Teddy Bear Pendant

  • Small: $50 Code:188
    • 19X15mm or 0.7"X0.6"
  • Medium: $60 Code:185
    • 25X20mm or 1.0"X0.8"
  • Large: $80 Code:754
    • 33X27mm or 1.3"X1.1"

The teddy bear is so named because of a hunting incident involving Theodore Roosevelt. He went out determined to shoot him a bear and when he was unsuccessful, his beaters brought a half-dead, pathetic cub for him "to finish off." He was so disgusted, he asked that it be put down as rapidly and gently as possible. For this act of compassion he got a bear named after him. It is A.A.Milne's Winnie the Pooh, however, who exhibits the cuddly, friendly child's bear that we all know and love.

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Teddy Bear Ring, 14 kt Gold, Front

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Custom Teddy Bear Ring, 14kt Gold

One of our customers has a large teddy bear collection. She sent us apicture of a teddy bear magus and asked that it be made on a wide 14kt gold ring. The magickal bear and a crescent moon were flush soldered to the ring and details were engraved. The ring was engraved on the inside and had stars engraved around the back. A ring this thick and wide with this type of work would run $1200 and up. This particular ring is one of a kind of course.

 

 

Thunderbird

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Navajo Thunderbird Pendant

  • Small: $50 Code:173
    • 21X28mm or 0.8"X1.1"
  • Medium: $50 Code:174
    • 28X37mm or 1.1"X1.5"
  • Large: $80 Code:983
    • 37X49mm or 1.5"X1.9"

The thunderbird's name comes from the common supposition that the beating of its enormous wings causes thunder as they stir the wind. The thunderbird is described as being two canoe-lengths from wingtip to wingtip, creating storms as it flies. Clouds are pulled together by its wingbeats; the sound of thunder is its wings clapping; sheet lightning is the light flashing from its eyes when it blinks and individual lightning bolts are glowing snakes that it carries with it. In masks, he is depicted as many-colored, with two curling horns, and sometimes with teeth within its beak.

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Zuni Thunderbird Pendant

This particular thunderbird derives from tattoo flash and is influenced by the Zuni Indians. Depending on who is telling the story, the thunderbird is either a singular entity or a species. In both cases, it is intelligent, powerful, and wrathful. All agree that one should go out of one's way to keep from getting the thunderbird(s) angry. The singular thunderbird was said to reside on the top of a mountain, and was the servant of the Great Spirit.

Thunderbird, Zuni Style

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Zuni Thunderbird Pendant

Small: $50 Code:331 (21X27mm or 0.8"X1.1")

Medium: $60 Code:332 (28X37mm or 1.1"X1.5")

Large: $80 Code:336 (37X49mm or 1.5"X1.9")

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Thunderbird, Zuni Style, with Stone

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Zuni Thunderbird Pendant with Stone

Small: $60 Code:331s (21X27mm or 0.8"X1.1")

Medium: $75 Code:332s (28X37mm or 1.1"X1.5")

Large: $105 Code:336s (37X49mm or 1.5"X1.9")

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Three Hares Symbol Jewelry

The three hares is a circular motif which appears in sacred sites from the Far East to the churches of south west England. The symbol features three hares chasing each other in a circle. Each of the ears of the hares is shared by two animals so only three ears total are needed. The hares have a number of mystical associations and are associated with fertility and the lunar cycle. However,the precise origin and significance of this unusual design are uncertain, as are the reasons why it appears in such diverse locations.

The theory of the ancients that the hare was hermaphroditic and could procreate without a mate led to the belief that it could give birth to young without loss of virginity. In Christian contexts, therefore, the three hares may be associated with the Virgin Mary in her role in the redemption of mankind. This might explain why a three hares depiction is often juxtaposed, in western European churches, with a depiction of the Green Man, who stands as a representation of sinful humanity - perhaps.

Three Hares, Backed

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Three Hares Pendant, Backed

Small: $70 Code:576bk (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $85 Code:577bk (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $115 Code:578bk (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Three Hares, 14kt Gold & SS, Backed

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Three Hares Pendant, Backed, 14kt Gold and Argentium

Small: $200 Code:576aubk (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $325 Code:577aubk(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $500 Code:578aubk (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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There is no known exact meaning for the hares nor why they are found from China to England. In fact, in many locations in Germany and England the Three Hares are positioned directly next to the Green Man - a symbol best known for its links to paganism. The Three Hares and the Green Man always appear in prominent places in the churches, such as the central rib of the chancel roof, or on a central rib of the nave. This would suggest that the symbols held greater significance to the church - but of what?

3 Hares Cut Out

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Three Hares Pendant

Small: $50 Code:576 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $60 Code:577 (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $80 Code:578 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Three Hares, 14kt Gold & SS, Backed

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Three Hares Pendant, 14kt Gold

Small: $220 Code:576au (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $370 Code:577au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $590 Code:578au (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

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Turtle with stone

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Turtle with Stone Pendant

  • Small: $65 Code:218s
    • 22mmX20mm or 0.9" by 0.8"
  • Medium: $80 Code:217s
    • 30mmX26 or 1.2" by 1"
  • Large: $105 Code:827s
    • 40mmX34 or 1.6" by 1.3"

Known in the Orient as Ka-Me, the turtle is there associated with longevity. To Native Americans the turtle signifies Mother Earth. In India, the universe is said to rest on the back of an elephant, which is sitting on a turtle, which is also sitting on a turtle - in fact it's turtles all the way down.

"Turtles all the way down" refers to an infinite regression belief about cosmology and the nature of the universe. Stephen Hawking's tells the story about an encounter between a scientist and an old lady: A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise." The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "And what is the tortoise standing on?" "You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down!"

This turtle has a spectacular chrysoprase on his back. The prices are most definitely not for that stone though! You can have most any stone you want or without a stone - email for details.

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Humpback Whale Fluke Pendant

  • Medium: $130 Code:1492
    • 30mmX40 or 1.2" by 1.6"
  • Large: $175 Code:1493
    • 40mmX44 or 1.6" by 1.7"
  • Extra Large: $205 Code:1494
    • 52mmX58 or 2.0" by 2.3"

This whale's fluke is modelled after the art of the Native Americans of the Pacific North West. Each whale's fluke is unique in its patterning and whales can be identified by the pattern on the underside of its fluke. Whales are a potent symbol in many cultures.

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Zuni Bear Jewelry

According to Zuni mythology, the bear fetish, as the Guardian of the West, has the power to heal and to transform human passion into wisdom. Zunis believe that Bear is invaluable whenever you are faced with change and transition and that he can be your ally when you are attempting to resolve conflict, to forgive yourself or others for errors of the past, or when you are faced with new challenges in your spiritual path. There is a particular kind of depression of the spirit sometimes associated with the deep introspective stages of transition and change. When this occurs, Bear is a reminder that there is a positive parallel between depression and the natural state of hibernation; when involvement with the outer world is minimized in order to focus more energy on the inner processes necessary for a successful transition. Bear reminds us that one of our great powers is the power of turning to solitude and introspection in order to integrate new experience and change.

The heartline is found on Zuni fetish drawings of animals; it represents the life force of the animal, and amulets containing heartline drawings are considered powerful talismans.

Zuni Bear

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Zuni Bear Pendant

Small: $55 Code:156 (15X20mm or 0.5"X0.8")

Medium: $65 Code:157 (20X27mm 0.8"X1.1")

Large: $85 Code:333 (27X36mm or 1.1"X1.4")

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Zuni Bear, Stone

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Zuni Bear Pendant with Stone

Small: $65 Code:156s (15X20mm or 0.5"X0.8")

Medium: $80 Code:157s (20X27mm 0.8"X1.1")

Large: $100 Code:333s (27X36mm or 1.1"X1.4")

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