Moonstone Lilac Necklace, Silver
The Lilac necklace is bezel set with a 8x6mm oval moonstone. The vines are entwined around the gemstone, they are one of the hallmarks of my designs. The swirls and twirls become tiny sculptures that intertwine around your body. My jewelry is made to grow with you in life.
Bohemian Vines grew from the place in my heart with deep roots to the earth combined with the dreamy swirling ether of the sky. Vines represent strength, determination, endurance and progress over time.
I chose Lilacs because they are one of the first blossoms of Spring, and they represent renewal and rebirth. The fragrance of the Lilac promotes relaxation and fights depression. I chose amethysts because they are a stone of protection, calmness and clarity.
Moonstone is the June birthstone and is associated with love, originally the Hindus believed moonstone was formed from moonbeams.
I'm always inspired by other artists and in dreaming up this collection I found this beautiful sonnet by Pablo Neruda:
Morning (Love Sonnet XXVII), by Pablo Neruda
Naked you are simple as one of your hands;
Smooth, earthy, small, transparent, round.
You've moon-lines, apple pathways
Naked you are slender as a naked grain of wheat.
Naked you are blue as a night in Cuba;
You've vines and stars in your hair.
Naked you are spacious and yellow
As summer in a golden church.
Naked you are tiny as one of your nails;
Curved, subtle, rosy, till the day is born
And you withdraw to the underground world.
As if down a long tunnel of clothing and of chores;
Your clear light dims, gets dressed, drops its leaves,
And becomes a naked hand again.
Every Metalicious jewel is handcrafted by a small team of artisans here in NYC using traditional metalsmithing techniques. We use only recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. Infused with love, each piece is as unique as you are. <3