Full Moon Necklace in Gold
moonstone • 14kt gold filled chain
Length: 16in + 1.5in extension chain
In Native American lore, the New Moon is a time to let things go, whereas the Full Moon is a time to begin things. The reasoning is that at the time of the new moon, you’re covered in darkness and no one can see the emotion you display, while during the full moon, your aspirations and hopes are transparent and visible.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry for millennia, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired Moonstone, as they believed it was composed of solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated Moonstone with their lunar gods. Moonstone is known as the Traveler's Stone for the protection it affords, especially at night. It is also a talisman of the inward journey. It is believed that wearing Moonstone aids in taking one deep into the self to recover the parts of the soul left behind or forgotten. It then helps to bring these recovered parts into light. It has remained a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers. It was a popular choice for jewelers in the Art Nouveau period. In Europe, Moonstone was believed to rekindle lost lovers and to cure sleeplessness.
Why gold filled?
With proper care, 14kt gold filled jewelry can last a lifetime. It serves as a cost effective alternative to pure gold jewelry without sacrificing quality and durability. Gold filled jewelry contains 100% more gold than gold plated jewelry, it is generally safe for wearers with sensitivities to common metals, and it is tarnish resistant.
What is gold filled jewelry?
Despite its name, gold filled jewelry refers to a process in which a layer of karat gold is heat- and pressure- bonded to a layer of base metal. This process keeps the metal tarnish resistant because it completely covers the surface of the base metal. It looks like solid gold since its outermost layer is actually gold, however, it is a harder, more durable, and less expensive option than solid gold.
Please note that metals can tarnish over time when exposed to chemicals such as water, hair spray, perfume and lotions. Gold is generally a soft metal; therefore, it should be worn with care to avoid bending, dents, and scratches.
How to care for your jewelry:
- Store your jewelry in a small plastic bag when you are not wearing it to protect it from chemicals from the environment & moisture.
- Avoid water, perfume, hair spray, and lotions while wearing your jewelry
- While 14kt gold filled jewelry will not tarnish quickly, it may get dirty. The oils from your skin and particles from your environment may transfer to the metal, causing it to lose its brightness. Therefore, you may need to clean your 14kt gold filled jewelry. You can do this using a soft jewelry brush and a solution of water and unscented dish soap. Gently clean your jewelry, rinse well, pat dry, and let it air dry. Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before putting it away.