The Jörmungandr necklace - an all time favourite piece to come out of my studio! It features an incredible, HUGE, 16 carat chunk of all natural Stone Mountain turquoise from Nevada. This material was hand-mined and hand-cut from old stock dating back to the 70s. The metalwork is all handcrafted from scratch using recycled sterling silver. Oxidized satin finish for an old world feel. Heavyweight, very substantial chain which measures 18 inches with a 1 inch extender.
Jörmungandr is an ourobouros from the Norse mythology of my ancestors. The child of Loki & the giantess Angrboða, Jörmungandr is said to be so large that he can encircle the Earth, holding his tail in his mouth as he does so.
As the prophecy goes: during Ragnarok, the cataclysmic battle of the end times, Jörmungandr emerges from the depths of the oceans; causing massive tsunamis & storms that ravage the Earth. He and Thor battle it out, with Jörmungandr ultimately dealing a vicious bite to Thor that proves to be his undoing. As always, new beginnings are disguised as painful ends, and Thor’s son, Vidar, avenges his father, crushing Jörmungandr with his boot & thereby catalyzing the rebirth of the world.
When we find the courage to face the darkness that dwells hidden, we step into our power. Jörmungandr symbolizes this unseen power, & teaches us to face the unknown with a brave heart, stalwart in the knowledge that transformation is inevitable, and that the wheel of life moves by the perpetual rhythm of destruction & creation.
Reconnecting with my ancestry through my work has been a potent practice for me, I hope you can feel the strength and essence this piece holds.
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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