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Bloodmilk

Nyx. Sterling sparrow hawk claws with moonstone.

$290.00

Bloodmilk

Nyx. Sterling sparrow hawk claws with moonstone.

$290.00

Inspired by my 'Crystal Tomb' series in which cast sparrow and starling claws hold pyramid shaped quartz and obsidian, the Nyx necklace features two sparrow hawk claws cradling a stunning "full moon" rose cut moonstone.

Named after Nyx, the Greek Goddess, (in some tales the Titan) of Night or Darkness, this piece speaks to the themes in my 'Belonging to the Darkness' ring series. Born of Chaos, Nyx is also associated with having powers of prophecy and gives oracles. In other tales, she is associated with being at the cusp of creation and is the mother of Sleep (Hypnos), Death (Thanatos) as well as the three Fates. As a figure cloaked in mystery, she represents all aspects of darkness, the fertile, life giving aspects, as well as the more shadowy ones. The "full moon" moonstone illuminates the darker aspects of night and adds a potent talismanic quality to the piece.

Moonstone is closely tied to the moon, with some cultures believing the stone is solidified moon rays, while others think of them as embodiments of the moon's tears. Acting as a kind of Psychic armor, it is thought to protect its wearer from not only dark nights, but dark times; it helps sooth grief, loss, and other emotional turbulence. It is also a great tool for meditation and clairvoyance, & has been used in jewelry since ancient times for both its unique beauty and magic.

As a romantic stone: moonstone is thought to keep the passion alive between lovers when one gives it to another, especially during a full moon.

Please note that moonstone is a natural stone, clarity and color will vary from stone to stone. Moonstone often has a milky appearance as well as natural inclusions within the stone. The flash will contain shades of blue, violet or teal, and occasionally a dark gold

The highly detailed sparrow hawk claws are a bit more delicate in aesthetic than my starling claws and add a quiet elegance to the piece. A sterling bezel frame holds the moonstone so both the domed front and smooth back are viewed, allowing the stone to "breathe".  Entirely made in sterling silver, the piece is paired with my signature bar link chain and oxidized to my favorite shade of gloomy gray and polished to highlight the silver underbelly, revealing all the amazing details of the claws. Designed to layer with other pieces, within the frame of the claws, this piece also works well with my smaller pendants such as the mini planchette necklace.

The pendant is 2.04 inches wide (52.2mm) at its widest & stands 2.24 inches tall (57.1mm).
The moonstone is 20mm (0.78 inch) round.
The chain length is 16" long in the images.

This design is also available in labradorite and onyx. Find them here.

 

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