Large Crescent Moon Antique Button Necklace - Sterling Silver Circlet
Our larger crescent moon Victorian button necklace is cast in sterling silver from a button in our family collection. This larger button came in a set with the smaller version, often called "mother and daughter" buttons. The crescent moon, ancient symbol of Goddess Artemis and personified by the Goddess Selene, driving her chariot across the night sky, illuminating the heavens with her glowing crown. Symbols of ancient mythology were fashionable in the 18th century in England after travelers brought back art and artifacts from the Continent and as far as the Middle East and Egypt on the Grand Tour. A way to wear a piece of ancient history or to just say "I love you to the moon and back."
- sterling silver chain
- handmade hammered sterling circlet accent
- pendant measures just over 1/2" (14mm) wide
- stamped Compass Rose original