This is a beautiful chocolate moonstone necklace with two 18k yellow gold small Crownwork® finials and two amphoras on oxidized silver cable chain with small lilypad clasp. Oxidized silver has a beautiful historic feel for jewelry ( think Austro-Hungarian empire ) and is a wonderful contrast to gold so for necklaces it looks rich and strong. When its oxidized really polished black, the stone pops with rich saturated color and look luxurious. The design inspiration for the finials are the Moores in Spain. It’s my translation of the columns in the Alluhumbra Palace. The design is a very old world form that fits jewelry perfectly and I use it in many configurations throughout the collection. The lilypad clasp is a way for me to finish a piece of jewelry with a personal design touch. The clasp is very safe and easy to open and close. Its something that shows the true nature of the piece being made by hand not manufactured.
Moonstone is the birthstone for June and the zodiac stone for Cancer, Libra and Scorpio. It is a member of the feldspar mineral family. It’s an opalescent stone that can be found in colorless form; like the stone in this necklace, as well as in peach, green, grey, yellow, brown & blue. Some of the properties for this gorgeous stone are happiness, good fortune, safe travel and nurturing.
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