The Yule Goat is a Scandinavian and Northern European Yule and Christmas symbol and tradition. Its origin may be Germanic pagan and has existed in many variants during Scandinavian history.
The function of the Yule Goat has differed throughout the ages. From being an invisible spirit who made sure Yule preparations were done right to a rowdy creature demanding gifts. During the 19th century the Yule goat's role shifted towards becoming the giver of gifts, with one of the men of the family dressing up as the goat. Many of the most beautiful artist depictions show the Yule goat alongside Father Christmas and/or his elves.
I don't know about you but I love the thought of a wintery goat wrapped in ribbons and bells helping bring Yuletide cheer and gifts- or being rowdy and demanding them himself!
This Yule Goat features a piece of all natural dendritic opal which paints a picture of snowy slopes and large, winding trees which reach up through the winter's air. A fresh blanket of snow rests at the Yule Goat's feet as well as beneath the forest he carries on his bank. Two bare branches (cast from the real thing!) wind about the stone, bound at the bottom by both "rope" and winter's touch.
This ring measures approximately at 2.75" x 1.25" at tallest and widest points. It weighs approximately 1 ounces. It has been given a mix of heavy brushing and high polishing. Handcrafted out of fine (.999) and sterling (.925) silver. It is a size 8.25 and rests on a split, festive band as shown above. It sits a little higher off the fingers to ensure comfort as this piece is fairly long at almost three inches of length!
I am sorry, but unfortunately I do not resize pieces. As always, stones are ethically sourced and cut.
Each item is individual and handmade meaning no production lines are found at Dark Fawn. In this inherent nature, each piece will feature "imperfections" as the evidence of the individual eye and human touch each piece receives; making them all the more unique, ever more valuable and filled with energy! I also offer a lifetime guarantee on the blackened patina. If in the future, the patina wears off (as is the nature of it, giving it a more aged look as time goes on), simply send the ring back to me and I will re-blacken it for free. Did I leave anything out? Please check out my FAQ!
All materials, tools and everything utilized at DarkFawn is 100% vegan.