Sweet Tourmaline & Chalcedony Necklace with Victorian Garnet Moon Pendant
- This is a delicate and dear necklace with an antique Victorian crescent moon gracing the design. The moon is of silver-gilt, inlaid with natural, faceted garnets and natural seed pearls. The moon is 4 cm long and at its widest, it is 1 cm.
- For the Victorians, the crescent moon had a significant meaning. Young women saw it as a symbol of a new relationship, with a hope that it would “wax” into matrimony. But it also represented spirituality.
- The pendant, which was once a brooch and now altered to a pendant, hangs on a necklace of natural, sky-blue chalcedony cubes (5 mm), interspersed with pink slivers of tourmaline (8.5 mm) and tiny cultured freshwater seed pearls (3.9 mm)
- At the end of the necklace, there are two handmade, fair trade sterling silver beads, crafted by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand (7.6 mm).
- A silver toggle clasp has been used because toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
- The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
- Length 46 cm (18").