Gravetos Cinzenta

‘Gravetos Cinzenta’ translates as ‘grey kindling’ in Portuguese.
This hallmarked heavy silver ring has a claw setting which carries a large concrete cast of a Eucalyptus pod.

The image shows a silver ring with the cast of a Eucalyptus pod in a claw setting in a pile of four real Eucalyptus pods
Eucalyptus both healing and destructive

The Eucalyptus pod is cast in raw concrete and saturated in resin giving it a wet look.
Concrete houses are the only ones left standing when the fires rage through Portugal and in summer water is restricted for each property.  The combination of all these elements symbolises the wild and beautiful mountains of mid-Portugal where I collected these pods many years ago.  

The smell of Eucalyptus is potent and is said to cure many respiratory ailments. Eucalyptus is both a powerful healer as well as the bare of destruction. It also thrives as a result of the fires, new trees spring up doubling numbers in only a matter of weeks. It is a resilient tree thriving in the face of disaster. Perhaps this ring will bring these powers to it wearer. 
The band has a width of 12mm giving it a solid and imposing base and will fit a finger that measures 55 mm’s.  

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If you would like to own Gravetos Cinzenta you will find it in the Flaming Lady of Hay Art House
Thank you.

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