We could all use a little magic now. That’s why a piece of celestial jewelry, which continues as a theme orbiting around independent designers’ collections is one of the top picks for fine jewelry this holiday season. Motifs of stars and crescent moons are associated with luck, love and protection, while the constellations and cosmos create a feeling of enchantment, mystery and allure. Jewelry designers draw inspiration from the past with sayings that were popular throughout Europe in the 19th century in French and English –such as “I love you to the moon and back” or “this be your lucky star”. Whatever the iteration, the receiver of a celestial gift will feel inspired to head to a more positive future.
Ashley Zhang Enamel Moon Love Pendant is part of her vintage-inspired charm collection. This charm says, “a la lune et retour”, meaning ‘to the moon and back.’ This saying started in Victorian times and then came back in charms in the mid-twentieth century. In 14K gold this modern take features stars set with opals and a diamond moon, set against hand painted black enamel.
Marie Lichtenberg antique, vintage and Indian inspired 14K gold and enamel locks are connected on cord and make necklace with just the imaginative and lyrical lock. However you can change the lock to put on a chain and add charms. But this gift speaks for itself “You Are My Lucky Star” inscribed with a star set with a diamond.
Silvia Furmanovich miniature celestial painting charm with light brown diamond in 18K gold. Furmanovich describes her inspiration “I was researching a series of alchemical images and prints from the Middle Ages and discovered magical, otherworldly depictions of stars, comets and the cosmos. We commissioned Rajasthani artists we work with to translate these dreamscapes into one-of-a-kind pendants, framed in 18k gold and studded with diamonds” Part of the new Muse Have A Heart charming initiative, Be A Star.
Storrow Jewelry “Anna” labradorite heart charm with gold stars in 14K yellow gold features an antique inspired and heirloom quality. Designer of the collection Jennifer Koche has created this yellow gold star inlay labradorite heart charm as current and relevant translation of a romantic Victorian aesthetic. Each Storrow charm comes with a clip bail to attach and personalize your own charm necklace.” Part of the new Muse Have A Heart charming initiative, Be A Star.
Ana Katarina’s Four Elements ‘Air’ Flip Ring is designed to spin around in18K gold, with stars and diamonds set into lapis. Katarina has designed it as a talisman to celebrate the beauty of change and evolution
Selim Mouzannar 18k Pink Gold with diamonds, morganites and aquamarines pays homage to Istanbul. The magic of the stars represent this city with a captivating culture and geographical and historical heritage and the earrings and collection are influenced by the city of Beirut, which Mouzannar calls home.
Eva Fehren’s Large Nova Earrings in platinum with white diamonds celebrate the beauty and randomness of an exploding star. Fehren juxtaposed the crispness of platinum with an unconventional mix of geometric diamonds. The earrings are handmade in New York City.
Temple St. Clair says, “this 18K gold Horizon ring with the cosmos featured in gemstones is part of “The Cosmic Journey” collection, which is a jeweled narrative of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a journey through the darkness to the light. It relates the idea that no matter how much doubt and confusion there can be around our own humanity, we can count on the steady movement of the universe. Life carries on and ultimately love will guide the way. It’s a collection of hope and looking forward.
Annoushka attributes her inspiration for her spinning Man In The Moon 18K gold and diamond charm to her feeling that “no matter how we’re spending this festive season, we can take some comfort in the knowledge that we’re all together under one moon. And like the moon phases, we will hopefully be able to be together one day again soon.”
Alberian & Aulde ‘Rocking Moon’ necklace in 14K rose gold with moonstone and diamond accents hangs from sterling silver chain. The contrast of the rose gold, moonstones and oxidized silver evokes the night’s sky. The duo of Warren Alberian and Mary Aulde’s inspiration: “creating a modern moon motif with movement, sparkle and style.”
Circa 1700’s Written In The Stars Celestial Fossilized Shark Tooth pendant is accented with diamonds and is crafted from an antique sharks tooth. Susan Cohen, designer behind the collection represents the night sky with enamel and gold stars and moons that can be personalized with different celestial arrangements as and can feature different saying on the back, This one reads: ‘Meet Me At Midnight ‘ allowing it to be worn on either side.
Monica Rich Kosann 18K gold Sun, Moon and Stars locket is studded with diamonds features all three motifs on the front and small stars twinkle on the back. Kosann explains, “The entire piece is set with diamonds in each of the motifs. The sun moon and stars are enchanting as well as mysterious to us , but most importantly they tell us to keep dreaming.”
Anne Sisteron 14K yellow gold diamond Stellar Necklace. Sisteron describes the necklace and why she wears it, ““I always adore wearing protective pieces! I love this necklace as it has the moon which symbolizes female empowerment , and the diamond stars which offer protection, direction guidance, something that we can definitely do with in today’s uncertain times.”