The lunar landscape is a worthy subject for jewelry: It's filled with millions of features that together create an intricate pattern as decorative and beautiful in its own way as flowers or trees.
Some of the features highlighted in this striking necklace include 'rilles', which are long, narrow 'canals' carved out by molten lava; and craters, which were mostly formed by impacts with meteors, asteroids and comets. There are also dark 'seas' of cooled lava and lighter mountainous highlands.
The pendant has a slight dome shape to mimic the moon's curvature, and the opposite side is a polished concave 'mirror' that creates interesting reflections.
The contrast of the sterling silver with a dark antiquing effect emphasize the features and adds drama to the necklace.
p.s. One interesting fact about the moon: Unlike our Earth, the moon has no atmosphere, so meteors and such don't burn up before striking its surface. And because there's no wind or precipitation to erode the craters, they'll remain unchanged – forever or until the next impact occurs.
- Material: Solid sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antique accents
- More than 3/4 inch diameter (20mm)
- Chain: 18 inches (45.6cm), with spring ring closure
- Item number: wh368