'Elysium' - Moonstone & Iolite Pendant
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This handcrafted statement pendant features two gorgeous stones; an incredible piece of Moonstone that has a stunning blue flash in the light, and a luminous purple Iolite that glows when the sun hits it. The pendant setting has been made with a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver serrated bezels around both stones, and trims, balls and accents all created by hand and hammer from sterling silver. The setting has then been sanded smooth, oxidised darker in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. It hangs from a 72cm adjustable black vegan 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: 57mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 18mm 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.
💎 IOLITE LORE:
Viking explorers who ventured far out into the Atlantic Ocean used thin pieces of Iolite as the world's first polarizing filter. Looking through an Iolite lens, they could determine the exact location of the sun and navigate safely to the New World and back. A property called pleochroism is very pronounced in Iolite, producing different colours when the stone is seen through different positions. Overall, Iolite appears as violet-blue or indigo, but in different positions may shift to a yellow-grey or honey colour, and even to a clear light blue.
Iolite helps in recovering balance, and is recommended for those suffering from disorientation, lack of motivation, chronic disorganization, and distraction. It is great for helping to solve financial problems, and for those hoping to take more responsibility over their lives.
Iolite is also Iolite a stone of the muses, activating the visionary, creative side of the mind, and accessing thoughts and ideas beyond the ordinary. It inspires creative self-expression through writing, song, movement and other artistic endeavours. As well as this, Iolite is considered to be a wonderful gift for travelers, to help ensure that they will eventually safely return home.