The Selene Stack of the Sun & Moon - Sunstone & Moonstone - Made to Order

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This Ring Stack is inspired by Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Moon, and sister of the Sun God Helios. It is comprised of three rings, crafted by hand with high-grade semi-precious stones, fine silver and sterling silver. These gems have been meticulously chosen and researched based on their history, connection to each other, and the metaphysical properties each stone has been said to hold both in the present day and in cultures throughout history.

The Selene Ring Stack features a 5mm Moonstone on a 1.4mm ring band, a silver 2.5mm twisted band, and a 5mm Sunstone on a 1.4mm band. To order, simply select your ring size from the drop down menu, and I will then create a ring stack especially for you. Like all my work, these rings are made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, environmentally friendly methods and cruelty-free materials. Each ring can either be stacked together or worn separately, making them the perfect little family to adorn your fingers and bring the magic of the Sun and Moon into your life.

★ Please Note: As these stacks are made to order, they take approximately 3 business days to create. The completed rings in the photos are a guide as to how each piece will look, but as each stone is natural, each finished stacking set will be unique and made especially for you. If you'd like to see examples of the variations in colour or patterns of each gemstone, you can peruse the other stacking rings I have on my website, or watch my Instagram stories, where I share videos of completed pieces daily before posting them out to their forever homes.

The Goddess Selene:
Selene is the ancient Greek Goddess of the Moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun god Helios and the dawn goddess Eos. As the Sun God, Helios would drive his golden sun chariot across the sky each day. Once night came, his sister Selene would drive her silver moon chariot across the heavens, driven by white, winged horses that would light up the night sky. In most artistic representations, Selene is depicted as having a very white face with a crescent moon crown or cloak. She was known as a seductress, and had many lovers, both Gods (including Zues whom she numerous children with) and mortals. Perhaps her most well known lover was the handsome mortal shepherd prince Endymion, but her affair with him was wraught with worry over the knowledge that he eventually would grow old and die, but she would not. To stop this, Selene cast a spell on Endymion to grant him everlasting youth, but with the price that he would be stuck in a deep sleep that he could not wake from. It was said that Selene would visit Endymion each night in his place of rest near Mount Latmos while he slept. It's said that she does this still, and the nights when she leaves her chariot behind are the nights that the sky is darkest.

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 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.

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