A glowing golden crescent moon, hand sawn and hammer forged in solid jeweler’s brass, featuring dynamic rocky hammered texture. Dangles beautifully from a 17″ length 14k gold filled chain. The design is celestial minimalist, while still creating an elegant statement.
The moon is one of my favorite symbols to represent natural cycles and the ebb and flow of life. This crescent moon, depending on which hemisphere of Earth you reside, is a Waning Crescent (Northern Hemisphere) or a Waxing Crescent (Southern Hemisphere). Of course, you can also flip this pendant around to reveal it’s counterpart if you so desire. See below for more crescent moon symbolism details.
I start with solid 18 gauge jeweler’s brass which gets hand sawn, shaped, and hammer formed into a beautiful and unique crescent moon, no two are ever the same. After the hammer forming, it gets meticulously refined, filed and polished by hand, to ensure that it is beautiful and long lasting. I have enthusiastically employed my tools and geometry skills here, in order to create a crescent moon that is as geometrically accurate in length/width/percentage illumination ratios as possible with my two hands.
This necklace is being offered as part of our special virtual live event in a length of 17″ with rustic rocky hammered texture
-Crescent moon pendant is 18 gauge solid jeweler’s brass and measures about 52mm (2 1/16″) tall, 6mm (1/4″) wide at the widest part of the crescent, and 1mm thickness (please expect very slight variations as these are hand forged). Pendant is lightweight with an elegant profile, but is also built solidly. It will not bend or deform with normal wear.
-Chain is 14k yellow gold filled 1.1mm cable chain with a small spring ring clasp. It looks delicate but is quite strong.
-Chain length is 17″
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CRESCENT MOON SYMBOLISM
Waning crescent: The portion of the moon illuminated is decreasing on it’s way to becoming the new moon. This is often regarded as a time of rest, recuperation, relaxation, trusting in what is, and pausing before preparing for the new cycle that begins with a new moon. For me, it’s a gentle reminder that while momentum is awesome, it’s equally valuable to take that quiet time we need for ourselves.
Waxing crescent: Following a new moon, a new crescent of illumination begins to emerge on it’s way to becoming more full. This is often regarded as a time of setting intentions after recharging under a new moon. Planting the seeds of hopes and desires in a new cycle. For me, it encourages those first moments and first steps on a new path, in a new phase.
ABOUT JEWELER’S BRASS (Pendant)
Jeweler’s Brass, also known as Red Brass or Merlin’s Gold is a type of brass that is higher in copper content than standard yellow brass (at approximately 85% copper) which gives it the same look and tone as 14k yellow gold.
My jeweler’s brass jewelry is made of solid brass which may darken and patina over time depending on conditions, though not as quickly as copper. These pieces are polished but not lacquered, and they are very easy to clean.
For some wearers, brass will leave a temporary green mark on your skin. It washes off with soap and water, and is harmless. If you have any questions about caring for jeweler’s brass or wearing it, please feel free to message me before purchase.
ABOUT GOLD FILLED JEWELRY (Chain)
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% (1/20) of the item’s total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal (such as jeweler’s brass). Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than gold electroplate, making it much more valuable and longer lasting because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film as on plated jewelry which is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Most gold-filled is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled (I use 14kt for my pieces). Gold-filled does not de-laminate or peel like plated or “dipped” products. It is tarnish resistant and does not tarnish as readily as silver. Many find that they never have to clean gold-filled items at all. However, from time to time your jewelry may become dirty from everyday wear. To clean gold-filled it is best to use mild soap and water.