sterling lunar phases mandala necklace with moonstone
This design features a hand-cut sterling silver crescent, which I hand-cut the phases of the moon out. The crescent is hammered with a texture, flowing downward to an intricate hand-etched sterling mandala, with a polished moonstone cabochon in the center. Finished with a matching moonstone drop. 18 inch long sterling chain.
The crescent is one of the oldest symbols known to humanity. Together with the sun, it appeared on Akkadian seals as early as 2300 BC. In ancient symbolism, the moon represents the beyond. It is often considered to rule the senses and emotions. The Moon serves as an illumination in the darkness, and helps us track the passing of time, we can accurately predict the moon phase and have been able to do so for thousands of years, so the moon can represent emotional and spiritual growth and journeys, and also the emergence of understanding.