Winter Solstice - Moonstone Sunstone and Labradorite Wire Wrapped Sterling Silver Necklace

$120.00+

Only 1 available



This necklace is a continuation of my celestial trios series along with "The Equinox", "Dark Side of the Moon", "Twilight", and "Solar/Lunar Eclipse". It features three beautiful smooth briolettes wire wrapped in sterling silver featuring my signature twisted bail.

Dimensions:

Moonstone: not smaller than 17 mm, smooth finish
Sunstone: about 12 mm, smooth finish or faceted finish
Labradoritye: about 8 mm, smooth finish

All the sterling silver elements have been oxidized and polished to bring out the texture and antiqued look. It is also available in bright silver finish - just mention your preference in "Notes to the Buyer" at the checkout. The design comes with your choice of - hand forged clasp or spring ring clasp - embellished with matching beads.

"Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Winter solstice occurs for the Northern Hemisphere in December and for the Southern Hemisphere in June.

The axial tilt of Earth and gyroscopic effects of the planet's daily rotation keep the axis of rotation pointed at the same point in the sky. As the Earth follows its orbit around the Sun, the same hemisphere that faced away from the Sun, experiencing winter, will, in half a year, face towards the Sun and experience summer. Since the two hemispheres face opposite directions along the planetary pole, as one polar hemisphere experiences winter, the other experiences summer.

More evident from high latitudes, a hemisphere's winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum elevation in the sky is the lowest. The winter solstice itself lasts only a moment in time, so other terms are used for the day on which it occurs, such as "midwinter", or "the shortest day". For the same reason, it should not be confused with "the first day of winter" or "the start of winter" (Lidong in the East Asian calendars). The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. The earliest sunset and latest sunrise dates differ from winter solstice, however, and these depend on latitude, due to the variation in the solar day throughout the year caused by the Earth's elliptical orbit (see earliest and latest sunrise and sunset).

Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but many cultures have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time." (Wikipedia)

Matching earrings:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/171896131/the-equinox-labradorite-moonstone-and?ref=shop_home_active
http://www.etsy.com/listing/93199759/solar-eclipse-sunstone-moonstone-wire
http://www.etsy.com/listing/89624556/sunstone-wire-wrapped-smooth-briolette

NOTE:
This design is made to order.
The shading of the stones - the way they reflect the light - and wire wrapping around it will be slightly different than the picture.
This makes every necklace truly unique and I make sure that it is as beautiful.

Please enter my main store at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mayahelena

Thanks for looking!

Payments

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CUSTOM ORDERS
All custom orders payments are due upfront. I will send images of your piece for your approval before sending it.

Shipping from United States

Most items in my store are made to order. I make every effort to ship them within usual 3-5 business days. In case of any unusual delays I will contact you.

I use USPS First Class shipping. If you would like to upgrade to Priority or Express shipping, this can be done for an additional charge. Please convo me ahead of time so I can make a listing especially for you.

All items arrive gift wrapped in a cotton filled boxes and a ribbon and are shipped in a bubble envelope.

International Shipping
It can take up to 2 weeks or longer for the packages to arrive in some countries due to the mere distance, customs procedures, and swiftness (or lack of it) of the post office.
Please be advised that the European Union countries apply customs charges for items of value bigger than 35 euro.
I am not able to mark the item as a gift. Shipping labels are by default marked as merchandise.

Refunds

I want you to be absolutely happy with your purchase. Please let me know if there are any problems at all before leaving feedback so we can resolve the issue.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it within 5 business days for a full refund minus the shipping charge. Please convo me before returning an item. The item has to be in unused condition and I expect you to package in the original packaging.

CUSTOM ORDERS
I don't accept returns on custom orders. I can make changes but that will involve additional charges. Custom orders take long time to make and in most cases are not suitable for resale. After you approve it the item it is shipped and the sale is final.

Additional

Most of my items are made to order. The pictures are design guidelines, which I try to follow closely. Some variations - due to the nature of the creative process and the uniqueness of the natural materials used - are unavoidable.

Taking Care of Your Handmade Pieces
Hand made pieces and natural stones require more care in handling than mass produced ones. Please store them separately to prevent from tangling, avoid tossing hem in the bottom of your handbag, sleeping or working out wearing them. You will enjoy them much longer.

Repair
I will gladly repair any damage that might have happen to your piece due to a normal wear and tear for a very reasonable fee plus shipping.

Special Requests
I'm open to suggestions including metals, colors and finishes to my listings. There's a world of possibilities out there :)

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to convo me without hesitation. I am more than happy to customize pieces for you and if you like an item that is already sold, I probably will be able to make it again.

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