Metalsmiths for Change

Richelle Schmitz - @richellebellejewelry

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  • Regular price $210.00

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This auction starts July 28th at 10am PST and ends August 2nd at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

Handcrafted entirely from sterling and fine silver, this necklace honors the Emanuel 9 victims. The front of the pendant features a deep purple lepidolite dove, carved by @silvercavcabs, and a turquoise tear. The arrangement of the dove and tear evokes the Prince song “When Doves Cry,” a song representing not only grief and sadness, but optimism in the face of tragedy. In Christianity, doves are considered a physical manifestation of the Holy Spirit, and are featured prominently in the logo for Mother Emanuel AME Church. Both lepidolite and turquoise are used in crystal healing to bring calm and peace. The back of the pendant features a hand-sawn raised fist and the stamped words “Emanuel 9.” The chain for the necklace is 18-inches long; a longer chain is available upon request.