Suaimhneas |peace, tranquility, rest, comfort|

In the Yogavasistha, a Sanskrit text from the 17th century CE, Chudala uses her magickal powers to transform herself into a man by day and a woman by night. At sunset, Chudala says, “ is growing right out of my body!” In this culture, jewelry has long been an essential part of a woman’s reality.

Every time I contemplate this story, I envision Chudala with earthy rings and anklets sprouting from her pores, the ancient mother bursting forth in the form of bijouterie.

Band size: 6

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