This handcrafted pendant features three incredible stones; a beautiful piece of luminous Moonstone, and stunning pink Rhodochrosite, and a gorgeous blue Turquoise from the Sierra Nevada mine in Nevada, USA. The setting of this piece has been created by hand from a combination of fine and sterling silver, and includes a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezels around each stone, and sterling silver trims and accents. It also features a hand-fabricated sterling silver flower at the bottom of the piece The pendant has then been sanded smooth, oxidised darker in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. It hangs from a 72cm adjustable black organic cotton cord, which means that it can be worn as a choker, long layering necklace, or anything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
Total Pendant Length: 65mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 26mm approx.
💎 SIERRA NEVADA TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
The Sierra Nevada turquoise mine is located high up in the mountains between the Candelaria and Apache Blue mines in Nevada, USA. It is known for producing visually exquisite stones with a huge variety in colours ranging from a clear light blue to a deep, vibrant green. The matrix patterns in Sierra Nevada Turquoise are equally stunning in their variety, and can range from brown, gold and black, making them perfect for exquisite pieces of jewellery.
💎 RHODOCHROSITE LORE:
Incas believed that Rhodochrosite was the blood of their former kings and queens that had turned to stone. It is named after the Greek words ‘Rose’ and ‘Colour.’
Today, Rhodochrosite is known as a great confidence booster. It also balances and enhances love on all levels, allowing fuller love to enter one’s life. It balances mental and emotional processes and brings a sense of happiness and relief from ongoing stress. As well as this, Rhodochrosite is great for use in meditation, and helps calm the mind. It is also a healing stone, helping problems with stress and problems to do with the heart.
💎 MOONSTONE LORE:
Moonstone has been used in Roman jewellery for nearly two thousand years, as the Romans believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. It has used even longer in the Orient, and has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewellers in the Art Nouveau period, and in Europe was believed to reconcile estranged lovers and to cure sleeplessness.
Legendary as 'The Traveller's Stone,' Moonstone is great for protection at night or on the water. It is a great stone to keep during a first love or any new relationship. It helps creativity, confidence and self expression, and helps its wearer be more successful in their day to day working activities. It is also considered to be the ultimate fertility crystal.