Garnet Nightshade Earrings, Silver
The Nightshade earrings are bezel set with 7x5mm pear garnets. The vines are entwined around the gemstone, they are one of the hallmarks of my designs. The swirls and twirls become tiny sculptures that intertwine around your body. My jewelry is made to grow with you in life.
Nightshade was used in Victorian times to redden cheeks and lips, which led to its formal name: Belladonna which translates to Beautiful Woman. It's also a symbol of silence, and was used as poison which appeals to my darker sensibilities. Power, control, sensuality. I chose garnets to as the centerpieces in this collection for their deep and mysterious glow. Garnets represent inner fire and life force, which fit perfectly with the Nightshade designs.
Bohemian Vines grew from the place in my heart with deep roots to the earth combined with the dreamy swirling ether of the sky. Vines represent strength, determination, endurance and progress over time.
I'm always inspired by other artists and in dreaming up this collection I found this beautiful sonnet by Pablo Neruda:
Morning (Love Sonnet XXVII), by Pablo Neruda
Naked you are simple as one of your hands;
Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round.
You've moon-lines, apple pathways
Naked you are slender as a naked grain of wheat.
Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba;
You've vines and stars in your hair.
Naked you are spacious and yellow
As summer in a golden church.
Naked you are tiny as one of your nails;
Curved, subtle, rosy, till the day is born
And you withdraw to the underground world.
As if down a long tunnel of clothing and of chores;
Your clear light dims, gets dressed, drops its leaves,
And becomes a naked hand again.
Garnets help you feel secure and have a sense of your own power which shows up as having independence and leadership.
These earrings use a lever back, they compliment the earrings so well, but if you'd prefer the normal sterling silver hook that we use, please just make a note when ordering.
Every Metalicious jewel is handcrafted by a small team of artisans here in NYC using traditional metalsmithing techniques. We use only recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. Infused with love, each piece is as unique as you are. <3