Handmade crescent moon and star earrings on 2,2×1,5 cm oval abalone shells.
These сrescent moon and star earrings have been inspired by the mystery of the night sky.
I cut the crescent moon out of white mother of pearl shells. Sparkling 3 mm Cubic Zirconia stones have been fastened with a sterling silver wire. The half-moons have been glued to prevent sliding. The ear-hooks are of sterling silver, as well as the stone bezels.
Rainbow mother of pearl originates from Abalone shells. Shells are made up of calcium carbonate and grow in the ocean, forming part of a living ecosystem. Various types of shell have been used as gems for centuries.
Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and the functions of the heart chakra. Both pearl and abalone shell hold the same divinatory meaning:
Crescent moon and star earrings also belong to the Islamic tradition jewellery. However, this symbol actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years, most sources agree that these ancient celestial symbols were in use by the peoples of Central Asia and Siberia in their worship.
Read more about the symbolism of crescent moon and star earrings
They are about 1 inch/ 2,3 cm long and very light.
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Mother of Pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow. Mother of Pearl has both traditional and New Age metaphysical and healing lore. It is said to attract prosperity. It is used in mystical work and lore to heighten intuition, psychic sensitivity, and imagination. It is purported to protect from negative influence, and transmute negative energy. It is said to be highly protective and a particularly potent stone of protection for children. A traditional lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. Mother of Pearl is also used in metaphysics to access primordial and racial memories. Crystal healing and folklore say that Mother of Pearl is helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.