I’ve wanted these forever. So I got em. Maybe one day I will be lucky enough to give them to somebody but for right now, they mine.
The don’t give up the ship one is self explanatory, that’s my life motto.
The other is called swan song and it just moves me. Here’s the story behind it.
An emotive ring featuring two unique components, a vintage feather ring has been married to a stunning round cut moonstone. Moonstone is one of my absolute favorite natural stones, at its name suggests, it is closely tied to the moon, with some cultures believing the stone is solidified moon rays, while others think of them as embodiments of the moon’s tears. Acting as a kind of armor, it is thought to protect its wearer from not only dark nights, but dark times; it helps sooth grief, loss, and other emotional turbulence. It is also a great tool for meditation and clairvoyance, & has been used in jewelry since ancient times for both its unique beauty and magic.
As a romantic stone: moonstone is thought to keep the passion alive between lovers when one gives it to another, especially during a full moon, while rings often symbolize unity and promises of ‘forever’ love.
The “swan’s song” is an ancient belief that the muted swan, although glorious in its beauty, is unable to sing. It is only until it is on the precipice of death, when it sings the most beautiful song, & only once:
“The silver Swan, who living had no Note, when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat. Leaning her breast against the reedy shore, thus sang her first and last, and sang no more: “Farewell, all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes! “More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise.
– Orlando Gibbons.