Over The Moon
Over The Moon
40mm rainbow moonstone hanger with the Enchanted necklace.
40mm rainbow moonstone
A rainbow moonstone disk, wrapped in a rose gold cage setting, sparkling with the lively constellation of diamond stars. The backside is equally beautifully finished. This pendant comes in two sizes: the 40 mm as shown here and a smaller, 25 mm pendant.
The pattern, a star made by overlapping circles, is inspired by drawings from Leonardo da Vinci, who drew several pages of extended designs with these circles ca. 1516.
Leonardo’s sketches of the overlapping cirkels are bound in the Codex Atlanticus. However, it was not his invention since the same motif can be found since ancient times. The earliest known example dates from the 7th or 6th century BCE, found in the palace of the Assyrian kings.
Two perfectly round almond shaped rainbow moonstones are set in a rose gold filigree cage. A star made by overlapping circles is a millennia old sign of good luck.
Charm with a perfectly round almond-shaped rainbow moonstone set in a rose gold filigree cage.
The six-pointed star symbolizes luck and offers protection. It is seen in Roman mosaics, buildings and jewellery, In Islamic art the pattern is one of several arrangements of circles used to construct grids for geometric patterns. The motif continued to be used during the Middle Ages, in Gothic architecture and the Renaissance and can still be found in many places around the Mediterranean even in recent times