In our last blog, we delved into the transformative journey of self-improvement and how our Ascend Necklace serves as a beacon on this path. Today, I want to take you behind the scenes and share the intricate story of how the Ascendant Necklace, my most symbolic piece, came to life. This necklace is not just a piece of jewelry; it's a narrative of struggle, inspiration, and triumph.
The design of the Ascendant Necklace is deeply personal and reflective of the journey of ascension. The centerpiece is a ring, elegantly holding two wings together, symbolizing the balance between vulnerability and strength. This design was born out of my own experiences, where I often found myself walking the tightrope between these two states. The wings represent the freedom and courage to soar high, while the ring symbolizes unity and wholeness.
At the heart of this ring lies a gemstone, customizable in five colors - Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, Emerald Green, and Amethyst Purple. Each color represents a different facet of the journey. Ruby Red stands for passion and courage, Sapphire Blue for wisdom and integrity, Onyx Black for protection and strength, Emerald Green for growth and renewal, and Amethyst Purple for tranquility and balance. The placement of the gemstone is deliberate, sitting between 'ASC' and 'END' in the word 'ASCEND'. This design element is a reminder that the journey of ascension is continuous, with the gemstone marking the present moment of balance & beauty.
One of the most challenging aspects of designing this necklace was ensuring that the ring could spin and turn without falling out of the wings. This feature is symbolic of life's constant motion and our ability to navigate through it. The wings are tipped with claws that latch onto the inside of the ring, a testament to the tenacity required on the path of self-improvement. The chain of the necklace is designed to be close-fitting, almost like a choker, to signify the close bond we share with our aspirations and commitments. It's a constant, comforting presence, a reminder that our goals and dreams are always within reach.
Creating the Ascendant Necklace was a journey in itself. It involved numerous design iterations, discussions with skilled artisans, and a deep dive into the symbolism that I wanted this piece to carry. Each element of the necklace has been crafted with intention and purpose, mirroring the journey of self-improvement that is both challenging and beautiful.
As previously mentioned, the Ascendant Necklace is more than an accessory; it's a story, a journey, and a companion. It's a piece that carries the essence of Ascend– a symbol of rising above challenges, embracing growth, and continuously striving for the best version of oneself.