This is a hand-crafted, made-to-order item. All orders placed by November 27th 2023 are guaranteed to be delivered by December 25 2023.
Holiday delivery for rushed orders placed after November 27th may be possible. If you need it rushed, please contact me before placing your order to ensure that I can accommodate. All orders placed after December 4th 2023, will be fulfilled in February 2024.
Infinite Ancestors, Healing and Protection
Sterling Silver; cast, oxidized, hand-finished.
Made to order in the custom size of your choice, just choose from the drop-down menu. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for your ring to be created and ready to be shipped. If you need it rushed please contact me to see if I can accommodate your timeline BEFORE ordering.
This ring is inspired by a tattoo motif shared by indigenous Filipino people in northern Luzon including the Kalinga and Ifugao people, as well as Polynesians. In the Philippines, the centipede motif is commonly known as gayaman, and has many different meanings. Some saw centipedes as messengers from the ancestors, others thought it may offer the wearer protection from poisons and general harm.
In the book, Filipino Tattoos, Lane Wilcken also suggests that each centipede leg may represent an ancestor, "...not only reaching back through time but also into the future, reminding the wearer that their heritage and posterity would continue forever." The centipede tattoo motif is also very similar to a medicinal fern tattoo motif often given to healers in the community.
Translating this motif into the circular, never-ending form of a ring, reminds the wearer of their ability to tap into the power of their infinite ancestors, past, present, and future; allowing them to access infinite reserves of healing and protection.
Quarter sizes available! If you don't see your size listed here I will make one for you. Check out my made-to-order listing here.
If you are unsure of your ring size, most commercial jewelry stores can measure it for you. Alternatively, you can purchase a plastic ring sizer, available on here.
Gift wrap is available here.
Due to the handmade nature of this product please allow for slight variation in texture as you may not receive the exact item pictured.