Shield • Black Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz Ring, the stones for October and April or Angels
I always think it’s interesting to read up on what is thought to be the metaphysical properties of different stones, because I love finding what a ring could represent to me and what it could serve as a reminder of.
When looking into both of these crystals, it was so neat because there kept being things that were the same. These two crystals were just meant to be together! The metaphysical properties for both stones are about helping the wearer feel grounded to the Earth and full of their own power.
Black Tourmaline: Represents protection and eliminates unwanted energy from entering your mind, home, and spirit. Eases panic anxiety and anger, increases security and stability.
Smoky Quartz: With the colors of mud clay and soil, it represents our connection to Mother Earth. Grounding. It is also similar to Black Tourmaline in that it is thought to help clear away negative energy. Brings emotional calmness, lifts stress and depression. An anchor against the storm.
The Black Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz of this ring look like the shapes of a sword and shield, so full of strength and protection. Some of the stones are smaller, some are longer- each ring will have a unique shape and size because these stones are natural from the earth. Every ring will be unique.
The process: It begins with a handmade hammered band, which gives the ring a lot of pretty texture. Raw crystals are sorted through to find the best ones, and carefully placed onto the rings with the positioning just right, puzzle piecing the stones together, and the prettiest side facing upward. After creating a beautiful design, the ring and the base of the crystals are carefully hand painted with conductive paint. Using an electric current, metal deposits onto the ring and around the base of the stones for 15+ hours. This slow build up of metal creates a unique and organic looking setting that very securely holds the stones in place. The ring is tumbled, hand-polished, and can be left as is in silver or it can be plated in the thickest possible plating of 18k gold or rose gold. Long story short... a whole lot of time and love is put into this little beauty!
This ring is handcrafted with the very highest quality metal & stones. If ordered in silver you'll be able to wear it forever without ever needing it to be redipped since it's solid silver through and through (so I recommend choosing silver if you are hard on your rings). Or you can have it heavily plated in gold or rose gold (still as high of quality, you just may need us to redip it for you someday down the road). These rings will ship sooner if ordered in silver, longer if ordered in gold or rose gold. See FAQ for exact processing times. If your size is not available, you can sign up for restock notifications after selecting the size you want from the bottom of the drop down menu.