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 Moonstone and two stunning Sunstones that all both shimmer and sparkle with colour in the light.
The earring settings have been made with sterling silver ear-hooks, thick sterling silver hand-sawed backings, fine silver serrated bezel settings around each stone, and sterling silver links that are made by hand. 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: 48mm approx.
Total Width: 12mm 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.
💎 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.