For us at Rachel Entwistle, this transitional time of year allows us to reflect on and reground our connections to our jewellery. As our designs draw from a range of mythology, history and anthropology our symbols are touchstones of humanity offering deeper connotations we can find ourselves guided by. Despite its pop culture overtones, Halloween is an ancient pagan tradition once known as Hallows Eve. It traditionally represents a time between two worlds, the summer to autumn transition as its physical correspondent, Hallows Eve draws on the depth of meaning beyond the physical sphere.
Hallows Eve is an ancient tradition celebrating Death and Life. It was historically believed to be the night that recently passed souls would pass through to the next realm, manifesting a window in which the dead and the living can mix to create a night of mystical power and meaning, This cultural tradition is represented in Celtic Culture (Samhain), Catholicism (All Saints Day) and in Mexico the 1st of November is a powerful celebration named Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which Rachel has found herself particularly connected to following her time spent in Mexico.
Each of Rachel’s designs are grounded in unique, symbolic meaning to help us consider our common need to connect and find unity with the world, bringing opportunities to tell stories and reflect on your own transformative journeys through wearing them for years to come, not just for Halloween.
Rays of Light
The Rays of Light design is inspired by iconographic symbolism of the eye as a protective talisman. The concept surrounds divine providence to protection against the evil intent of others. Our Rays of Light ring, as featured in Vogue’s Halloween Edit, is always watching and protecting. Available in sterling silver, gold vermeil, 9ct and 18ct gold. Choose your stone at the centre to guide and protect you; this comes in black onyx, green onyx, turquoise, opal and labradorite. We also have Rays of Light designs in mini hoop earrings and our pendant necklace.
As part of our Alchemical collection which uses the symbols of life, matter and the elements to pay homage to ancient traditions. Our Ouroboros pieces encapsulate the wonders of life and its circularity; the Ouroboros snake is an ancient symbol of the cyclicality of nature, eternity and resurrection. This ring is handmade at our studio in London across men’s and women’s sizes. Customize with diamond, emeralds, ruby or black sapphire precious stones for piercing eyes. Stack with others or wear on its own for a beautifully haunting jewellery feel.
Our Metamorphosis collection embraces transformation and change, drawing on inspiration from nature to create a narrative of personal transformation; the Luna Moth is at the heart of this process. Living for one week only Luna Moths sole purpose is to love in their short life spans, encouraging to live every day to the fullest, embracing change and the opportunities it brings. Masters of mystery, they’re seen only by the light of the moon, embodying it through their pale majesty as a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. Our Luna moth comes in both ring and pendant unisex designs.
Memento Mori Collection
Memento Mori (Our Bones Collection) means ‘to remember your mortality’ in Latin and pays homage to the Victorian trend for bones and skulls in jewellery to remind people to live in the present. This collection is strongly rooted in Rachel’s deep connection to Mexico having spent long periods of time immersed in and studying its ancient practices. In Mexico Dia de los Muertos is a powerful time to remember those who have gone and engage our respect for life. Our Memento Mori Collection is back by popular demand just in time for Day of the Dead on 1st November.
Visit in store to see our full collection as many pieces are only available at our shop.
Our collections are being spotted by Vogue Paris who have featured our Rays of Light Ring in it’s mystical edit.