These handcrafted statement earrings are a one of a kind piece from my recently launched Moonfire collection, inspired by the beauty and magic of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. They features two gorgeous pieces of Sunstone that both shimmer and sparkle with colour in the light.
The Sunstones themselves measure approximately 17mm x 12mm, and the settings have been made with sterling silver ear-hooks, thick sterling silver hand-sawed backings, fine silver serrated bezel settings around each stone, sterling silver trims, and ball accents made from molten sterling silver and brass. Thy are also finished with two golden stars, hand carved out of recycled brass. The earrings have then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, they are a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
Total Drop Length: 35mm approx.
Total Width: 15mm approx.
💎 SUNSTONE LORE:
Sunstone is a member of the Feldspar family, and is named for its warm shades of gold, orange, reds and browns that sparkle like the sun. Inclusions of Goethite or Hematite refract light between the different crystal layers and produce an iridescent effect as the stone is viewed from various angles. In ancient Greece, Sunstone represented the sun god, bringing life and abundance to all fortunate enough to possess it. It was used often in the ornamentation of goblets and plates, and was believed to counteract poison and produce strength. Sunstone was also used by the Canadian Indians in rituals of the medicine wheel to show spirit guides the connection with the golden white healing light of the sun. During those ceremonies Sunstone was placed in the center of the medicine wheel, and it has been reported that during contact with the spirit guides, the stone emitted a golden glow.
Sunstone is considered to be a gem that brings openness, benevolence, warmth, strength, mental clarity, and the willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others. Known as a joyful stone, Sunstone also inspires the nurturing of self in order to be of service to others. It restores the enjoyment of life, good nature and provides a sense of abundance.