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MAGPIE UNION LOOT RING

Regular price £950.00 Sale

Magpie Union Loot Ring

Magpie Feet Shank Ring Talon Set with a Pair of Pear Shaped Blood Red Garnet’s and with a Baroque Pearl

  •     Handmade
  •     Soft Antiqued Gold Vermeil
  •     Individually Talon Set Pair of Natural Pear Shaped Blood Red                         Garnet Gemstones
  •     Unique ‘Floating’ Baroque Natural Cultured Pearl
  •     Distinctive Ring Shank combining a Pair of Magpie Feet
  •     A CoJ 925 Sterling Silver Assay Hallmark

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This ring is especially handmade and fitted to hold it’s beautiful and unusual pair of high quality blood red garnet gemstones.

This design is an absolute bespoke one of a kind.

We cannot repeat this exact ring but we are always happy to consider working to commission.

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Folk-lore has many tales of Magpies acting as cheeky, thieving, feathered rascals who fly off with prized items of jewellery. This very special ring subvert's these folk-lore’s by making a pair of magpie’s feet into the jewellery that any Magpie would surely make their loot!

Magpie’s are known to gather in large numbers for what are known as Parliaments. These gatherings are mysterious and a lot of chattering takes place amongst the assembled birds. Magpies mate for life and it is thought that it is at these Parliaments where unions between the birds are made. These couplings are then blessed by the group and become pairings that will last them their lifetime’s.

The stones for this unique ring have been chosen to further represent this everlasting love. Garnets, reminiscent of pomegranate seeds, are a classic symbol of love, the name for this gem is derived from the Latin ‘granatus’, meaning grain or seed. Pomegranates in mythology are a symbol of fertility, and sex and associated with earth Goddesses. Persephone, by eating a few pomegranate seeds, tied herself eternally to Hades, the pomegranate in their story being a symbol of the indissolubility of marriage.

In Ancient Greece pearls were used for romantic customs and ceremonies since pearls were regarded as symbols of love and devotion and connected to the Goddess Venus.  In Olde English pearls were referred to as ‘Union’s’ and thus the illusory floating pearl in this ring represents two lovers finding an alliance with one another.

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Unmistakably English and unforgettable, Claire English Jewellery is hand-crafted in London, and is born out of a pure British eccentricity and a mischievous imagination.