Stella Maris Lunula with Aquamarine and Sapphire
This is one of our most gorgeous lunula necklaces yet, featuring a trinity of unique gemstones set in an exquisitely scrolled crescent. The Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) features at its center a lush, deep "moss" aquamarine, flanked by teal-green sapphires, and crowned with a luminous green quartz. This splendorous combination is set off by delicate silver scrollwork and granules, and is one of our most unique offerings this season.
This necklace is hand forged from Argentium silver, a lustrous, tarnish-resistant sterling silver that is 100% recycled. The pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" in diameter, suspended by a chain entirely made of hand forged bar-links. Its finished length is approximately 18" with 1" of adjustable chain.
The crescent motif necklace is one of our favorite designs. We've named this style of necklace "Lunula" after the crescent shaped torcs forged in bronze age Ireland.
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for the month of March, as well as for the astrological sign of Pisces. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Aquamarine is most powerful as a meditation stone, as it brings a great peace and serenity.
Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for the month of September. Sapphire, in all its celestial hues, is a stone of wisdom and royalty, of prophecy and divine favor. It is associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight.
About Green Quartz
Despite being one of the most commonly found minerals on the planet, Quartz is an amazing gemstone. It is a powerful stone on so many levels: attracting and amplifying energy fields, cleansing and clearing imbalances, and tuning itself to any given intention, purpose or work. Green quartz is a heart-centered stone, opening and balancing the emotions and inspiring creativity.