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Betony Vernon "Double Sphere Thulite Massage Ring" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock

$1,555.02

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The "Double Sphere Thulite Massage Ring" was designed by Betony Vernon in 2017 to be worn as a statement piece as well as to provide a healing massage. The ring’s therapeutic potential is unveiled by swiveling the polished spheres towards the palm of your hand. In this position the ring can be used to massage any area of the body. This jewel is a declination of Vernon's Iconic "Double Sphere Massage Ring", handcrafted with a selection of different healing stones spheres, each specific to different virtues. The Thulite is a useful stone for those who need to put on a performance, such as actors and teachers. It encourages extroversion, eloquence and showmanship, known to free your passionate and sensual pulsions. In addition, Thulite is also said to enhance problem-solving skills, helping you to find inventive solutions to tricky problems. In one word a helpful creative rock! How to Adorn: Betony Vernon suggests wearing this ring in pairs. You can stack them or wear one on each hand. Note: In order to provide greater control when using the rings for massaging yourself or others, order the ring to fit the middle finger. Use massage oil to further heighten the experience and gain maximum satisfaction. Refer to chapter 9 "Ascent to Paradise: Orchestrating the Senses" of The Boudoir Bible for titillating tips. Material: Sterling Silver 925 and Thulite stone spheres (21mm diameter Spheres) Hall marks: BV-925 Edition: 8/2017 Size: 8.5 Handcrafted in Italy, all BV materials are cruelty-free

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Resizing is available.
Custom sizing available on demand. Also available with Calcite, Marble, Amazonite, Dumorterite or Onyx stone in limits of available stocks. The "Double Sphere Massage Ring" is also available on command in Sterling Silver 925 or in 18 Karat Gold, please contact us for more information.

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About the Designer

Betony Vernon

The paradigm shift took place over lunch in Florence, Italy, circa 1992. Betony Vernon, a striking flame-haired jewelry designer, was showing off her most recent creation: the 18-karat-gold O-ring, designed with a nod to a bondage collar, with a smaller ring affixed to its front.

Playfully, Vernon's partner put his pinky through the smaller ring as she donned the larger one. Then, the unexpected happened. “There was an electric impulse running through this piece,” she recalls. “We both felt it.” The feeling changed her life. “That was the moment I knew that jewelry can provide sensation and reinforce an intimate bond.”

Enabling others to experience electric moments like that — to “bring luxury, fantasy and sensual possibilities to the fine-jewelry world” — has been Vernon's aim ever since. “Sex and luxury were never associated,” she noticed, and the jewelry designer set out to change that. The result was her 1992 Sado-Chic collection, which became the Paradise Found collection.

Vernon grew up in Virginia and studied art history, religion and goldsmithing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Following her graduation in 1990, she moved to Florence, later earning a master’s in industrial design from the Domus Academy in Milan. Europe has been home ever since.

Vernon's designs are provocative, sexy. But if you look no further than that, you’re missing a much bigger (and more interesting) point. Vernon’s rings, necklaces, bracelets and other accessories represent a vital part of what she sees as her life’s mission.

“Pleasure,” she explains, “has been associated with sin, wrongness and naughtiness, not with joy, happiness and bonding.” Vernon has set out to demolish that “pleasure taboo.”

So, how is pleasure reflected in the design of Vernon's jewelry (and remember, we are talking sensuality not sexuality)? Early in the design process, she asks, “How many senses can I turn on?” Every detail relates to a sensual experience.

That crisp snap a clasp makes when opening or closing? A pleasure to the ear.

The softness and spring of noble metals, silver and gold? A pleasure to the touch.

And always, Vernon believes, jewelry embodies memory, legacy. A pleasure for the soul.

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