Anyone who has witnessed the haunting beauty of a live luna moth will understand the magic of this sterling silver tribute. This pendant has been lovingly sculpted and beautifully detailed, right down to the feathery antennae and delicate eyespots on the wings.
A ring of vines and flowers surrounds the moth, forming an exquisite backdrop for a trio of genuine gemstones: a pair of green opals under the wings, and at the top, a magnificent rainbow moonstone. There is just so much to love about this pendant! If you look closely, you'll see that the moonstone cabochon, representing the full moon, is flanked by crescent moons on either side, showing all the moon's phases.
The Luna Moth Pendant is made of sterling silver, and measures 1 3/4" tall, including the bail. It is approximately 1 1/4" in diameter. This pendant comes with an 18" sterling chain.
What is the magical meaning of a luna moth? It is nearly impossible to encounter a luna moth and not feel like you have been visited by a creature from the fairy realm. As such, they are often seen as harbingers of luck and good fortune. Like all moths and butterflies, lunas are symbols of transformation. The changes they herald may be disruptive and uncomfortable, but necessary all the same, and will lead to better days in the future. Perhaps it is time to release old patterns and outgrown habits, and transform into something free, wild, and wonderful.
What is the gemstone lore for moonstone and green opal? Above all else, moonstone is associated with lunar magic and feminine energies. In some cultures, it was thought to be formed from actual moonbeams striking the earth. What better choice to accent the moth who takes her name from Luna, the goddess of the moon? And as for green opal, there are so many positive attributes attached to this stone- happiness, harmony, and healing in particular. Green opal has a reputation for easing heartache and trauma, and allowing one to recover and rebuild.