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Garnet and Black Onyx Ring - "Claudia" // MADE TO ORDER

 -=CLAUDIA GARNET RING=-

This garnet ring with black onyx is named for the vampire Claudia, a central and tragic figure in the novel, Interview with the Vampire. She was turned by the vampire Lestat at a young age, and grew very resentful of her situation as a child-vampire. Her attempt at murdering Lestat earned her an execution by sunlight.

-=Details=-

Stones: Two 5mm round rosecut black onyx and one 9.5mm pear-shaped rosecut Mozambique garnet. 

Size: Made to order. Ring band is 5mm wide. Please specify your ring size in the notes at checkout.

Material: Sterling silver (.925) with fine silver (.999) accents.

-=About Garnet & Black Onyx=-

Garnets are one of the oldest known gemstones. It was believed that garnets could shield the wearer from harm and warriors would wear garnets into battle as protective talismans. Garnets were also traditionally associated with love, blood, and one's life force - it is a perfect stone for vampires!

Black onyx has been used as a talisman of protection and focus by many cultures for centuries. Onyx is named for the Greek word onux for "fingernail" or "claw" and is the birthstone of Leos. Some believe onyx can absorb negative energy to protect the wearer from ill intentions. According to folklore, Cleopatra would wear black onyx jewelry to alert her to nearby danger. It is also believed that onyx holds memories, and can assist the wearer by providing focus and stamina to navigate difficult times or decisions. 

-=Shipping=-

This ring is made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for me to make it before shipping. 

Your ring will be lovingly packed in a jewelry gift box inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box. I include an anti-tarnish strip that can be stored with the jewelry to help prevent tarnish as well as a complimentary polishing cloth to keep your jewels in top shape.

Orders over $100 are eligible to ship for free via USPS First Class Mail. Expedited shipping is available (price calculates at checkout). All packages will be insured for the full value. If you have any questions, please contact me at erin@silverthawjewelry.com    

-=Jewelry Care=-

To keep your jewelry looking like new, take that extra second to remove it before cleaning, bathing, swimming, or any activity that would cause excess wear and tear. Avoid exposing your jewelry to perfumes, lotions, soaps and other liquids, as well as extreme heat.

If your jewelry becomes dirty, clean with a soft cloth or soft tooth brush and a mild soap if necessary (I use Dawn), or polish with a silver polishing cloth. Please note that polishing cloths are infused with an abrasive and will remove intentional patina along with the unwanted tarnish, so take care not to accidentally polish off the patina!

Finally, as a best practice, store your jewelry in a cool, dry place with your complimentary anti-tarnish tab.

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