For our January 2017 Design Challenge, we asked our readers to create pieces of jewelry that fit the theme SOLSTICE.
The Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, is a turning point. It's the moment when the Earth begins its journey towards Spring. In many traditions, this astronomical phenomenon signifies rebirth and is celebrated with gatherings, rituals, and bonfires. Cyclical patterns, elliptical orbits, sunsets and sunrises, ancient mythologies: They're all elements of this astrological milestone. Read on to find out how our Design Challenge winners interpreted this theme.