Unfolding Universe

Kinetic pendant, sterling silver, fine silver, 14k gold, lapis lazuli, emerald
$230
The second of my series of unfolding universes, I love how balanced the design is. This pendant features a Lapis Lazuli Earth with the Serpent constellation, and an Emerald comet with the Big Dipper on a second component which unfolds from the main pendant. This unfolding, growing and spinning is representative of the celestial dance and the unfolding universe.
Lapis lazuli aids is in seeing the truth, gives confidence, and aids communication. It is excellent for dealing with strong emotions such as grief, fear and anxiety. It was sacred to the ancient Egyptians who wore it to cover all their chakras especially the chest. It reminds me of the star looking down on the Earth from space with its cities lit up so I have placed it on the main part of the pendant to represent Earth. The serpent is close to Earth energies and vitality, it symbolizes healing, regeneration, growth and change.
Emerald is the gemstone of love, gifted through the ages as a talisman of love, devotion, loyalty and joy. It is said to open the heart of the wearer and invite love to their life. The Big Dipper is an iconic star formation and was the location of Neowise comet’s pass.
This piece is solid sterling silver which I have textured to look like an outer space object. There is 14k gold solder on the bail connecter, and the second component has been oxidized to give the appearance of the night sky.