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Upstairs Main St. & Kasten
P.O. Box 1901
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Crystal Venus

Venus is the Roman goddess of grace and love. She evolved from an early Italian nature goddess, a bringer of spring blossoms and vines, a goddess of growth and the beauty of nature. The goddess of desire, Venus was the irresistible personification of both physical and spiritual love. She gave her name to the second planet of dawn and dusk.
The story of Venus’s birth tells how she arose, naked, from the sea, the source of all life and a symbol of both the collective unconscious and eternity. It is a wonderful image for the emergence of a young woman into her full femininity. Venus is a striking affirmation of the love of beauty and the pleasure of the senses. Risen from the sea, she is a guide through both the stormy and calm waters of our physical desires and emotions. Design on the reverse side is a Celtic Heart Circle which represents love and protection.
reated with sterling and fine silver, 18k and 24k gold, sodalite, amethyst, ruby, diamond and a face and arm carved from opal.

Most of our hand carved cameo necklaces are custom made to order in your choice of metals and stones. For currently available cameos that are ready for shipment see our "Online Store" page.

Crystal Venus as shown ~ $2100

Cameo Jewelry

This style of jewelry was taught to us by one of our mentors Heyoka Merrifield, a well known spiritual artist and author. It is similar to a style of jewelry that originated in the 15th century French court and was called a Commesso. This style differed from a cameo in that only the face was carved from shell or stone and the design was completed in metals. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has several examples of this early jewelry technique. A unique feature of many our cameos is that we finish them with a complete design on the back to create a reversible necklace. We hand carve our cameo faces from opal, mother of pearl and antique piano key ivory. Most of our Cameo designs depict Goddesses from many early cultures. All of the designs shown can be custom ordered in your choice of metals and stones.

Shani and I are strongly committed to the environment. As a family business we practice eco-friendly buying, fabrication and in house recycling techniques. We use recycled gold and silver, fair trade gems, and certified conflict free diamonds as well as reusing a customer's own stones and metals for even less impact on the environment. We strive to create our jewelry with honor and respect for the precious earth we work with and live in.
Sincerely, Chris & Shani Christenson

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