Hand-fabricated start to finish from sterling silver stock. Three concentric circles rotate around and within each other on two different axes. The inner most circle holds a 7mm natural, undrilled white moonstone sphere in four dual-sided prongs. The frame has been blackened.
Inspired by pools of light jewelry of the Victorian Era, it was believed that the light play of the undrilled spheres, usually rock crystal, was a tiny spirit trapped within it. Though milky and translucent, fine white moonstone will also project a pin point of dancing white light. I designed and built this pendant with planetary orbital paths, gyroscopes and armillaries in mind, making moonstone particularly appropriate. It is fabulous to fidget with.
The pendant measures approximately 22mm across and comes on a 16-inch sterling silver chain.