A sleek, elegant and modern design, this sweet little Rainbow Moonstone pendant is simple, but far from plain. The stylish asymmetrical design features an elongated pear-shaped Rainbow Moonstone stone cut into a smooth cabochon. Hand made by skilled artisans, this pendant is made from natural gemstone and luscious high-quality sterling silver.
One of the most popular and beloved semi-precious gemstones, Rainbow Moonstone is characterised by its remarkable play of iridescent colours, called a ‘Schiller effect’, caused by the scattering of light between the thin layers of this beautiful mineral. Moonstone is naturally opalescent, with a translucent white base and a stunning variety of colours present in the ‘sheen’ that flows and flashes across the stone when rotated, giving the stone a unique ethereal beauty. These colours vary from orange and gold, to olive green and bright peacock blue, and occasionally deep violet. Frequently these colours occur in the same stone, creating a dazzling interplay of colour, light, and complex inclusions that ensure that no two stones are exactly the same. Moonstone has been used in jewellery by the Romans since AD100, and even longer in ancient Asian cultures, owing to the abundance of this mineral in India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. It was especially popular in the Art Nouveau period in the early 20th century and has remained popular ever since. Moonstone is typically associated with feminine energies and is thought to bring balance, harmony and hope, as well as enhancing creativity, compassion and inner confidence. It is also said to heighten intuition and psychic perception, and is used often in meditation.
The style of this pendant is extremely versatile: its elongated shape lends itself perfectly to being worn low on a long, sleek chain, but its petite size is equally suited to being worn up high on a delicate little chain. It also looks equally stunning as a single standout piece or paired with other favourites in a gorgeous, bohemian layered look.
Sterling Silver / 5 grams / 4.2 x 1.8 cm