When I received these pink rubies I was immediately reminded of fireweed and knew I had to create some artwork that would celebrate this beautiful plant. These hoop earrings are made with recycled sterling silver and feature a sturdy, double-layered hand-sawn fireweed on each hoop earring, as well as a vibrant pink, faceted pink ruby. These are sister stones, not twins - for a little bit of subtle asymmetry. They hang from hand-forged sterling silver french ear wires and come with sterling silver ear nuts. Oxidized satin finish for an old world feel.
Fireweed is one of my all time favourite wildflowers. This plant has such beautiful wisdom about how to live. After fire + forest harvesting, it quickly spreads across the disturbed land; facilitating ecological succession + reforestation with its presence by making the soil + forest floor more hospitable.
In addition to healing the land, fireweed has many medicinal properties - it’s anti-inflammatory + anti-fungal, and it tastes lovely as a tea or eaten when the plants are young.
It’s one of the most ubiquitous + most beautiful plants of the northern hemisphere, lighting up vast swaths of this land with its brilliant magenta blooms.
All handcrafted using traditional silversmithing techniques, with my own two hands and a lot of heart and soul. Each North Star Silver order comes lovingly packaged and ready for gift-giving. I use GOTS-certified organic cotton jewelry bags and/or 100% post consumer recycled kraft jewelry boxes with natural cotton filling. All orders come with a jewelry care card.
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