It's the most wonderful time of the year! The nights are long and misty, the earth of the north is resting - time for scary movies, candlelight suppers and midnight margaritas!
And in celebration of the dark days, we've just launched five new dark delights...
Silver Moon, Goldstone Shadow
For fans of our old best seller, The Galaxy Ring, this new edition Silver Moon Ring pairs a glitzy, sparkle goldstone with a shiny silver moon. Glittering like stars in an inky blue sky, Blue Goldstone is a man-made stone said to have been created by accident when Italian monks practising alchemy spilt copper into molten glass. We're sure this is going to be a future best seller too. ✨
This dainty, understated necklace is a talisman of the feminine creatrix. A fine Sterling Silver hammered circle and a soft edged triangle on a dainty silver curb chain,
One - An infinite loop, the continuous cycle of the seasons, of time and mother earth, and Three - Maiden/Mother/Crone - the triple goddess, the female, mother of creation.
The dark sisters of our Silver Satellite Rings, each Blacklite is darkened by oxidisation, giving a petrol and rust coloured blackening to the metal, which will wear beautifully lighter over time to a dark silver. In Black Onyx, Sodalite and Garnet, all handmade in our Nottingham studio and charged under a full moon, these are our newest loves. ✨
There's just something about Autumn... Maybe it's the chill in the air, the earthy smell of falling leaves mixed up in the crisp breeze and sunshine, or maybe it's the nostalgia of childhood trips to bonfires or trick or treating. For me, Autumn has always felt magic.
As the darkness creeps in it brings with it ancient secrets, strange traditions and a feeling of other worldliness, a connection to something mystical that is only felt at this time of year. It's the crescendo of nature, the bursting forth of pumpkins, the colourful bounty of the harvest and the kaleidoscope of leaves that feels magic, but also the whisper of death in the wind. As the leaves decay in the streets and the gutters we can't help but notice the beauty in darkness.
For many of us Dark Hearts, All Hallow's Eve is most certainly the jewel in the Autumnal crown. Born from Samhain (Summer's End), All Hallow's Eve marks the end of the light days and the beginning of the darkness. It's is also believed that on October 31st, the day before All Saint's day, the veil between us and the spirit world is thinnest. As a kid I was always beyond excited for Halloween, even though I rarely went anywhere! There was just something in the air, a feeling of being watched, of something hiding in the shadows... of magic, waiting.
Our new collection is out! If you follow us on Instagram you've probably seen the pictures we've shared or browsed the range. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Inspired by crystals, the moon, and ancient alchemy we used the elements, and geometric lines and shapes to create a mystical mis-mash of silver super novas, ready to be worn around your neck and on your fingers.
If you're looking to make a statement then the Crystalline Ring, like the silver ghost of a crystal sitting on your hand, is the one. The silver lines echo the way light reflects off the edges of a Quartz Point ✨
And Crystalline's sister necklace, the Crystal Cage is one for the crystal lovers too! If, like us, you've bought a wire spiral pendant from a crystal shop before so you can wear your favourite crystals, you've probably been disappointed that the silver wears of and they tarnish or rust! We thought that crystals deserve a housing as beautiful as they are, so we craft each sterling silver cage around an individual quartz point. You can switch the crystal inside the Crystal Cage too, or add more crystals. This necklace gets a lot of attention so be prepared to talk about it when you wear it!
As well as being super cute, the cool thing about Waxing Moon/Waning Moon is that it can be worn in sync with the moon's cycle! Crescent on the left for a waxing moon and crescent on the right for waning. Interestingly, the Alchemical symbol for silver is a crescent moon...
We love to wear it layered up with other necklaces, but it's a really lovely piece by it's self too and already becoming one of our most popular necklaces.
Take a look at the rest of the range here. And as always, we'd love to hear what you think! So leave us a comment below or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org 🖤
Native Americans made beautifully poetic names for each month's full moon depending on what was happening in nature at that time of year. July's moon is known as 'The Thunder Moon' or 'Full Buck Moon', or in the UK it may have been known as 'The Hay Moon'.
Whatever we want to call it, the moon is shining biggest and brightest today in the UK in the sign of Capricorn, directly opposite the sun in Cancer.
Capricorn asks you to look at the truths around you, just as the American Indians took notice of what was around them, this full moon calls us to do the same. As Capricorn can bring issues forward that we might have been pushing to one side or ignoring, now might be a good time to listen deeply to ourselves, maybe by journalling, tarot reading or talking things over with our friends.
Sometimes a full moon can feel extra emotional, and the Capricorn full moon may feel like an emotional thunder storm. But, there's nothing like a storm to clear the air and although it may feel over-whelming at the time, practical Capricorn is there to help us through if we open up to our truths and use this time to set intentions for cleansing and transforming ourselves, letting the full moon take any negative or unwanted energy away with it.
We all have our favourite pieces of jewellery, some we wear everyday and feel naked without (Bondage Ring!), some that are pricey pieces that only come out for special occasions and some statement items that are a talking point whenever we wear them.
Some of us wear the same jewellery everyday and some like to switch it up... We wanted to know about the jewellery you wear and love, so we asked our insta-coven to share their jewellery collections and those pieces that feel like a part of them. And, in the spirit of sharing, I share with you my favourite pieces and the rings I never take off...
Name: Clare (@bonearrow)
Most played song: Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Favourite book: 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Style icons? Courtney love, 90's Angelina, Stevie Nicks
Favourite crystal: Black Onyx, Obsidian, Jet... you get the picture!
Do you own lots of jewellery or just a few items? I've always been known for wearing the same layered necklaces and rings but I do change them up depending on my mood, or what new pieces I've made. I'll often be inspired by something and create a piece that then becomes my new favourite and often sparks of a new collection, like Modern Mystic which is inspired by circles, the moon and symbolism.
What jewellery do you never take off? My Bondage Ring, it's the only jewellery I sleep in. I've worn it for years and years, it's really comfortable. My two best friends have one too so it always makes me think of them.
Name: Hattie (@hattiemccann)
Most played song: Never Met a Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
Favourite book: Howl's Moving Castle
Style icons? Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, Adam Ant, Claire Fraser (from Outlander - Love me some tartan and woolly mittens!)
Favourite crystal: Moonstone
Do you own lots of jewellery or just a few items? Loads but I always wear my trusty few pieces.
Do you change the jewellery you wear? I occasionally change it up or just layer on top of my everyday jewellery. I change my earrings a lot though.
What jewellery do you never take off? I have a Hamilton and Young Moonstone standing stone necklace, a crystal ring on the ring finger of my right hand, which was given to me to wear to prom, a moonstone ring on the middle finger of my right hand. But on my left hand are my most special rings; I have a ring that was given to me by my aunt who suffers from M.S. When I was little I used to sit on her lap and play with it, as it has cubes with runes on them which spin. I have never seen anything like it and it is so special to me. My most recently acquired 'never take off 'jewelry is a gorgeous Clogau Cariad Tree of Life ring from my boyfriend, given to me as a promise ring on my 21st birthday.
Name: Shendel (@morphine_princess)
Home: Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada
Occupation: Student at Sheridan College, Preforming Arts major. I currently work in clothing retail at Urban Planet
Most played song: Home by Passenger (This changes so often since I'm a huge music junkie)
Favourite book: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Style icons: For sure the Sailor Moon girls in their normal everyday clothes, specifically Sailor Uranus / Haruka Tenoh
Favourite Crystal: Big question for a pagan! I love anything that is still raw, I've never really liked tumbled, smooth stones. My go-to Crystal is usually Quartz. But I'm also a fan of Obsidian and dark emerald.
Do you own lots of jewellery or just a few items? I feel like I own quiet a bit of jewelry. Mostly necklaces since they are my favourite.
Do you change the jewellery you wear? I try to change it up but there are some go-to pieces for me.
What jewellery do you never take off? My best friend and I got each other matching Claddagh rings for Christmas without knowing. I also have a ruby ring my mum gave me when I was 10, there isn't anything really special about it, it's just been a thing I play with on my finger. The only time these rings come off is if I'm afraid of losing or ruining them like while swimming or working with clay.
Name: Becca (@beestansfield)
Home: A little village called Helmshore, 25 miles North of Manchester
Occupation: Homeless Intervention Worker
Most played song: At the moment, Simple Things by Ziggy Alberts. Of all time, probably something by Bruce Springsteen
Favourite book: Karen Rose is my favourite author. Or, I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is one of the best books I've read in ages!
Favourite clothing store: It's a running joke among friends that I should have shares in ASOS because I get so much from there.. But otherwise, Ebay.
Style icons: I am inspired my so many beautiful women, but mainly because of who they are rather than what they wear. I learned a long time ago that I felt the best in what I wanted to wear, not what I thought I should wear.
Favourite Crystal: Labradorite or Lapis Lazuli.
Do you own lots of jewellery or just a few items? I own loads, I'm a total magpie for silver but I rarely wear it all.
Do you change the jewellery you wear? I wear a lot of stuff aaaaall the time and occasionally add a fancier necklace or change up a bracelet.
What jewellery do you never take off? A plain silver band that was off my Granny's charm bracelet. I wear silver rings on every finger except engagement ring and I occasionally switch out a couple but it tends to be the bunch pictured. But most important to me is my limpet shell necklace. Made by a lovely designer in Cornwall called Nicky Green, she molds real shells and then crafts them in silver and they are beautiful. My mum has a big muscle shell (complete with barnacles!) and she bought me the limpet about 6 or so years ago. I've always collected shells and bits from the beach as I used to live in Cornwall and my heart is by the sea so getting to keep a piece like this close to my heart warms my soul. Mum picked it because I've always had a bit of a fascination with broken things so a broken shell was perfect. I now never take off a simple silver bangle with a small gold coil on it, my mum treated herself to this a few years ago and adores it, last October, out of the blue, she was rushed to hospital having had the worst brain aneurysm possible and was in a coma. I kept her with me every second of the day by wearing this bracelet and i 'worried' it constantly. We were told we would lose her and she defied all the odds and is still with us now and almost back to full mental and physical health! She is a superhero and a miracle and has kindly let me keep the bangle because it has most certainly become a talisman to me, I will never take it off.
Name: Lisa (@sunday0uting)
Home: Cologne, Germany
Occupation: Department Manager Assistant at a Fashion Company.
Most played song: Little of your love from HAIM - over and over again!
Favourite book: A discovery of witches by Deborah Harkness.
Favourite clothing store: ASOS and Topshop.
What was the last item of clothing you bought? A floral summer dress by Free People.
Do you own lots of jewellery or just a few items? I own a few special pieces, my favorite ring by German designer Sabrina Dehoff, a necklace and earrings by Gorjana and a few pieces from House of Harlow.
Do you change the jewellery you wear? I wear the same pieces like my ring and necklace but switch the earrings for different occasions.
What jewellery do you never take off? My ring, which was gifted to me by my mom and grandmother at the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
Name: Gini (@gini.eat.world)
Home: Hamburg, Germany, but I grew up in a small town near Cologne.
Occupation: Journalist & blogger
Most played song: I LOVE Hurricane Love by L.A WOMEN, everything by Dermot Kennedy, and my absolute favourite at the moment is Billie Martin.
Favourite book: That’s as hard as if I was to decide what food I liked best! But there are a few books that had a great impact on me: Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig, Panikherz by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre (only in German unfortunately…) and Food Revolution by John Robbins.
Favourite clothing store: I try to buy most of my clothes second hand because it’s better for the environment, it’s cheaper most of the time and you’ll find unique pieces that no-one else has. But sometimes I need retail therapy and go shopping in the city. My favourite store here in Hamburg is Monki, and lately WEEKDAY. Internationally speaking I love New Look for their style and if I had more money I’d shop at COS more.
What was the last item of clothing you bought? I bought a black velvet culotte at WEEKDAY last week and it’s already my favourite.
Favourite crystal? I’m in love with moonstones, rose quartz, pyrite and opals, they look like tiny universes.
Do you own lots of jewellery or just a few items? I own a lot but I hardly ever wear them.
Do you change the jewellery you wear? I always wear the same very simple and clean pieces, just when there are special occasions I go for statement bracelets or big rings.
What jewellery do you never take off? My piercings (Septum, Medusa).
Thank you to each of you who shared your jewellery stories, we loved reading about your favourite pieces and what they mean to you, and listening to your favourite songs!
Follow us on instagram and share your favourite pieces with us too with #fistsofsilver and we might feature you on a future blog post ✨