Element Ring - Fire
The fire element represents the inner glow we all have deep in our souls. It represents determination, passion, creativity and motivation. Fire is a source of energy, either on the metaphorical plain or literal, it requires careful moderation, boundaries and control or you will get burned or "burn out."
Fire is a base for human survival and vital for the growth of civilization, it gives warmth and light, but can just as easily devastate and destroy, making it the most powerful of elements. The base for ritual ceremonies throughout history, fire is also believed to be cleansing and a portal between physical and spiritual plains.
In astrology, Fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagitarius. Fire signs tend to be passionate, dynamic and temperamental. In the Tarot the suit of Wands is ruled by the element of fire. Wands are associated with primal energy, spirituality, inspiration, creativity, intuition and ambition.
For the first Fire Element Ring I chose an orange/pink star sapphire. The way the colour changes across the stone is reminiscent of the soft to bright glow of fire. The star that shines on the side of the stone was a fitting detail. Stars in the night sky are burning suns and relate back to the element of fire. Two small star set diamonds on either side of the setting reflect the star shining in the sapphire. An 18ct yellow gold bezel hugs the stone adding extra warmth.
STAR SAPPHIRE - For those seeking a talisman, star sapphire surpass even regular sapphires in reputed mystical powers. Star Sapphires show a star created by inclusions within the gem, this effect is known as asterism. Such stones have been used for talisman for explorers wanting safe travels and as protection from illness and ill omens. Some cultures even believe that the influence of a stone featuring asterias, remain even after they leave the wearers posession.
- Hand sculpted solid sterling silver band with an 18ct yellow gold bezel
- Orange/pink 19.16ct star sapphire
- 2 star set diamonds
- Weight approx 17.8 grams
- Size M 1/2
- Hand made in Sydney Australia