elegant recycled watch movement necklace with moonstone
This unique, steampunk necklace features a repurposed watch movement decorated with beautiful shimmering Swarovski crystal gemstones. Adorned with a recycled .22 bullet casing with a faceted multi-colored Egyptian quartz point decorated with silver filigree and matching Swarovski gemstone. I finished the design by setting a polished moonstone cabochon in the center of the movement, nestled within a complementing silver bezel. This pendant is reversible. The backside is decorated with a vintage watch face. Pendant measures approximately 3 inches long and is very lightweight. On a 27-inch long silver chain.
Named for its moon-like sheen, Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy, that moves as a line across the surface as light varies.
Since earliest times, Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon - an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom. Our ties to the moon are strong. As it waxes and wanes in cyclic perfection, it creates the tides and rhythms of the Earth, and influences our behaviors, emotions and spiritual growth. Moonstone calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life. Moonstone acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma.
As ancient as the moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Only within its reflected light can we begin to understand what it has to teach us. Moonstone is foremost a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing, the parts of the soul left behind or forgotten, then brought to light.