Prized from the ancient Orient, through the Roman Empire, moonstones really came into their own during the "Art Nouveau" period of jewelry design (1890-1910). This feldspar mineral has transfixed observers with its spectacular display of adularescence, an optical effect where the light seems to flow over a stone. This amazing effect is the reason that moonstones are such intriguing natural art! Moonstone was knows as the Traveler's stone, as it was thought to protect those who traveled at night by helping to light their way. It was also considered especially lucky for lovers. Legend says that when two people wore moonstones, when the...
Have you ever found yourself drawn to a specific symbol? For me that symbol is the spiral.
Spiral are one of the earliest known geometric shapes seen in ancient artworks. In fact the spiral was a very predominant symbol in ancient Celtic art. From the Single Spiral to the Triskeles (three legs) spiral, Celtic art is ripe with spiral designs.