Victorian Garnet Crescent Moon Pin Necklace Conversion
COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow Gold, Acid tested
GEM: Garnet (10) measuring 3mm each = 1.30 carats total
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent (minimal wear)
WEIGHT: 3.9 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 19″ Length, Center 1-5/8″ X 3/4″
MARKS: 14k (worn)
COMMENTS: This celestial necklace was up-cycled using an antique bar pin combining historical designs with today’s contemporary style. A perfect marriage of past and present! The pin dates to the late 1800’s Victorian Era. The pendant is crafted of fine 14K yellow in a curving crescent shape displaying ten mine cut Garnet gemstones. Each Garnet is securely held in six prongs. The pin findings have been removed jump rings and chain added strategically to the ends. If you need a different length, these can be altered by our jewelers. Pictured as received from a local estate.
Victorians were incredibly thoughtful and symbolic. Every aspect of their life was brimming with symbolism. Nothing more so than Jewelry of that period! A specific symbol in Victorian jewelry was the crescent moon.
Crescent moons symbolize the feminine moon goddess, and as such, is associated with female empowerment. The moon also symbolizes change, for just as the moon cycles through phases, so does life.
The moon creates the ebb and flow of the tide; it casts light into the darkness of night. Thus the moon will always captivate and resonate with past, present, and future generations.
Femininity and female empowerment were celebrated by women through their crescent moon-styled jewellery. The crescent moon symbol itself has its origins in ancient times, hearkening to the spiritual power of a moon goddess. It also showed the desire for a new relationship that would develop into marriage, like a crescent moon eventually turning full.