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 crescent moon shaped Moonstone, that both shimmers and sparkle with colour in the light.
The stones themselves measures approximately 18mm by 13mm, and the earring settings have been made with sterling silver ear-hooks, sterling silver 14 gauge (2mm) thick hoops, thick sterling silver hand-sawed backings, fine silver serrated bezel settings around each stone, and are 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: 52mm approx.
Total Width: 33mm approx.
💎 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.