- Madagascan Rose Quartz
- Sri Lankan Rainbow Moonstone
- Uruguayan Amethyst
For this handcrafted pendant, I chose three stones known for their properties of protection and love (both self-love and the love of/with others). The centrepiece for this talisman is one large teardrop shaped Amethyst, guarded by two round pink Rose Quartz flowers that sit behind a stunning Rainbow Moonstone.
The pendant itself was made with a 2.4mm beaded sterling silver bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed back plate, fine silver bezel settings around each stone, and solid sterling beaded and twisted trims and petals. The piece has been oxidised to darken the silver, and polished to a high shine in parts for contrast.
The finished pendant hangs from an adjustable 72cm organic cotton cord, so that it can be worn as a choker, a long layering necklace, and everything in between! The total size of the pendant is 89mm x 50mm approx. Like all my work, this talisman has been made entirely by hand using recycled silver, environmentally friendly methods and cruelty-free materials.
💎 MOONSTONE LORE:
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.
💎 AMETHYST PROPERTIES:
Although a semi-precious stone in modern standards, in ancient times Amethyst was considered to be an incredible rare 'gem of fire' worth as much as Diamonds.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February, It also carries the energies of passion, creativity and spirituality. It is a great talisman to wear in the pursuit of the creative arts. It is also considered to be one of the most effective stones for healing people, plants and animals, and bringing them protection. It calms and soothes, and also brings luck and prosperity.
💎 ROSE QUARTZ LORE💎
It is thought that Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 BC, and is still considered to be an effective talisman for love and relationships in modern times.
As well as aiding love and relationships, Rose Quartz also lowers stress, increases self-esteem, improves friendships and brings the wearer inner peace.