I created this handcrafted statement pendant using two incredible stones; a luminous Sri Lankan Rainbow Moonstone and a shimmering black and blue French Azurite. The pendant setting has been made from a hand-sawed solid sterling silver back-plate, a 16 gauge (1.4mm) bail, fine silver bezels around each stone, and sterling silver twisted trims and accents. In the centre of the piece also sits a solid sterling shooting star, flying between the Moonstone clouds and dark Azurite sky. The pendant has been oxidised in parts for contrast, sanded smooth, polished to a high shine, and strung onto a 72cm adjustable black organic cotton cord. This 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: 54mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 24mm approx.
💎 MOONSTONE LORE:
Rich in historical significance, Moonstone was admired by the Romans for over 2000 years, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon.
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.
💎 AZURITE LORE:
The gemstone Azurite had a rich history in ancient times. The ancient Chinese called it the 'Stone of Heaven,' believing it to open celestial gateways. To the inhabitants of Atlantis and the early Egyptians, Azurite was considered to be an extremely potent psychic stone. It was shrouded in mystery and its secrets were known only to the highest priests and priestesses. It was also revered by Greeks and Romans for its healing powers.
One of the main properties of Azurite is that it is thought to temper the mind, releasing confusion, stress and worry. It helps with indecision and doubt, restoring control and balance over emotions. It is generally considered to be a stone that releases its energy through constant touch, and so rubbing a piece of Azurite is thought to help aid its uses.
As well having these properties, Azurite is also help to assist with study, learning and general multi-tasking in life. It does this by enhancing focus, concentration and improving memory.