The Moon Goddess of the ancient Celts was Arianrhod, which literally means "the silver wheel." She presided over all matters regarding women, the tides of the sea, and the stars and planets. Her symbols were silver wheels and spirals, as spirals were a symbol of transformation and the eternal path of the soul toward God.
I've crafted these very feminine earrings in tribute to Arianrhod's legend, in gems and metals associated with her. The blue gems are precious sapphires from Burma, iolite (also known as the "water sapphire"), rainbow moonstone, and shimmery cobalt blue kyanite, with deepest blue sapphire crystals for sparkle. The metal, of course, is sterling silver, associated with the Moon since the most ancient times.
The earrings are my popular cascade style that I developed about 10 years ago. The earrings are a lunar waterfall of cultured freshwater petal pearls (also called 'keishi' pearls), 4mm. faceted rondelles and 7mm. wire-wrapped faceted briolettes of iolite, 4mm. faceted rondelles of mystic-coated rainbow moonstones, 6mm. wire-wrapped faceted briolettes of rainbow moonstone, 10mm. wire-wrapped faceted briolettes of shimmering cobalt blue kyanite and 4mm. faceted rounds of deep sapphire-blue Celestial crystals. Mixed throughout are 4 and 5mm. smooth ovals of precious Burmese sapphire, with a lovely silvery sheen of its own. All are wired to sterling silver rolo chain on sterling silver and silver-filled wire.
The bottom charms are 12mm. sterling silver spirals, Arianrhod's sacred symbol. The sterling silver posts feature a full-moon pattern to echo the theme and the spiral charms. I can convert these to leverback wires if you prefer. The earrings measure 2 and 1/8" total.
In Dion Fortune's celebrated novel "The Sea Priestess," widely considered to be the finest mystical novel ever written, sapphires are the favorite gems of the reincarnated Sea Priestess of Atlantis, Vivian Lilith LeFay Morgan. Lady Morgan treasures her sapphire jewelry, and passes it on to a quiet young woman who is somewhat startled to find that she possesses the transformative powers of a priestess.......as do all women.
All metals are sterling silver and sterling silver-filled, and all gems are genuine. The deep blue crystals are Celestial crystals.
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Original handcrafted artisan jewelry adapted from historical styles.
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