Hrafna-Flóki’s 3 Ravens – The Iceland Collection

Hrafna-Flóki promo

A closer look at the third category in the new SIGIL Iceland Collection launching tomorrow: Hrafna-Flóki. It is fabled that when the Norseman Flóki sailed from Norway to Iceland in the 9th century, he took with him three ravens to help guide him. Through this, he earned his nickname Hrafna-Flóki, or “Raven Flóki”. Flóki set the ravens free near the Faroe Islands, halfway between Norway and Iceland. The first raven flew to the Faroe Islands without returning. The second flew close to the ship before returning with no news. The third, however, flew ahead of Flóki’s ship, guiding it all the way to Iceland.

The 3 black kyanite pendants in the Iceland Collection are symbolic pieces to commemorate the ravens’ important role in Hrafna-Flóki’s first journey to Iceland. Each piece resembles one of Hrafna-Flóki’s ravens’ wings. Kyanite is reputed to have properties as a strong “connector” mineral for transmission of healing energy for the wearer and in bridging gaps in communication with others. It is a grounding mineral.

The new Iceland Collection launches tomorrow morning at 10:00am PST on the SIGIL website. Each of the 13 pieces are carefully curated and follow the six categories listed below. Each tell a story of the rugged landscape and folklore. Shop the Collection by clicking here.

Thanks for following along!

Anita/SIGIL

 

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Iceland Collection – Two Days Away!!

Hverir Promo 04

I am so thrilled for the launch of the Iceland Collection, only two days from today! Out of the thirteen pieces and six categories (listed in the prior post) I honestly think the Smokey Quartz # 1 (pictured above) might be my absolute favorite. I keep changing my mind as I look through them, but keep coming back to this one.

The Hverir region in Northern Iceland may be also the most outer worldly location I’ve visited on the island. This is why I picked it as the inspiration for the three smokey quartz pieces in the collection:

A closer look at the second category in the new SIGIL Iceland Collection: Hverir Geothermal Area.

North Iceland has notable geothermal areas in and around Lake Myvatn, the most dramatic being Hverir Geothermal Area with Namafjall mountain looming in the distance. The landscape is marked with mudpots, steam vents and fumaroles (an opening in the planet’s crust) that pump steam in heavy, warm clouds of steam and gas from the earth. Here, the colors range from light gray to muddy beige with a backdrop of smokey brown-gray steam.

This surreal landscape is embodied in the Smokey Quartz clusters of the SIGIL Iceland Collection. Each beautiful piece has its own characteristics, from double terminations to small twins partially emerged from the primary piece. Smokey quartz is associated with grounding and protection properties, including the neutralization of negative energies and detoxification.

 

Join me on Sat, April 21st at 10:00am PST at sigil-studio.com for the grand launch and find your personal favorite.

-Anita

 

Iceland Collection Launch: 4.21.18

Hope you’re all having a good week so far! One quick announcement to make, the long-anticipated new Iceland Jewelry Collection from SIGIL launches this coming Saturday, April 21st at 10:00am PST on the SIGIL website: sigil-studio.com

There will be a total of 13 pieces available that are grouped into 6 categories as follows:

  1. Flóki’s 3 Ravens (black kyanite) – 3 pieces
  2. Vatnajökull (Water Glacier) (clear quartz crystal) – 3 pieces
  3. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (blue kyanite) – 1 piece
  4. Seljalandsfoss (clear quartz crystal cluster) – 1 piece
  5. Hverir Geothermal Area (smokey quartz) – 4 pieces
  6. Skógafoss, The Forest Waterfall (clear quartz double terminating) – 1 piece

Watch this space throughout the week as we examine the inspiration behind each category, and provide a sneak peak at the pieces before they’re available.

Vatnajokull and Jökulsárlón Release Date

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March News and Welcome Back

Hello Everyone! I am back from a very long hiatus in blogging and have lots to announce over the next few weeks. I am happy to report that I have now taken on SIGIL full-time and this means there is much growth and exciting opportunities brewing in 2018.

I have just returned from Iceland and am brimming with inspiration for the latest SIGIL jewelry collection. I have dipped my design feet into the ice-cold waters and soaked in the rugged landscapes of the land of SIGIL inspiration. Watch this space for announcements for the collection that is coming soon!

Looking back to this winter, the highlight was the SIGIL winter photoshoot that saw the soft launch of the Tribe Collection with the first style, the SIGIL cape.

In other news, the SIGIL core collection of pouches and ID purses has seen the addition of beautiful, snow-white NZ deer hide leather which make a clean, crisp addition to any minimalist wardrobe and a fresh alternative to your standard black color palette.

As we spring forward into April, I will be setting up my booth at a few Seattle locations and bringing you new works in person. If you live in the Puget Sound area, or plan to visit Seattle next month, stop by!

SIGIL Cape, Winter Photoshoot
SIGIL Cape, Winter Forest Photoshoot Photography by: Jim Graham Model: Haley Stats Makeup: Amy Phillips