This handcrafted pendant features an absolutely gorgeous piece of genuine bright-blue Morenci Turquoise, paired with a shimmering Moonstone with a gorgeous blue flash. The pendant setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 16 gauge (1.4mm) bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezel settings, solid sterling silver trims and accents, and is finished with a solid sterling starfish in between the two stones. It has then been sanded, oxidised in parts for contrast and polished to a high shine. The pendant hangs from a 72cm adjustable organic cotton cord, so that it can be adjusted from a choker to a long layering necklace, and anything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece, made by hand, from recycled silver, cruelty-free materials and environmentally-friendly methods!
Pendant Height: 57mm approx.
Pendant Width: 25mm approx.
💎 MORENCI TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
Morenci Turquoise is often considered to be one of world's most beautiful types of Turquoise, and it originates from the Morenci Turquoise mine in south-eastern Arizona. Although closed in the late 1970's, the Morenci Turquoise Mine produced some of the finest Turquoise that has ever come out of the ground! It is high to light blue in colour, with a wonderful "Birdseye" or "Water Web" matrix pattern, often filled with beautiful Iron Pyrite that looks like Silver, and black iron spiderweb matrix. The name is derived from the large open pit Morenci copper mine, where a great deal of turquoise from. Morenci Turquoise is highly collectible, due to it becoming so difficult to obtain.
💎 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.