About this Piece
Our ancient ancestors had a close relationship with nature and were keenly aware they depended on the elements. The phases of the Moon have been used to represent the life cycle of women in many cultures. This is popularly represented by two crescent moons back to back and a full moon in the centre. The waxing moon represents the girl in her youth, the full moon represents fertility and childbirth and the waning moon the wisdom of the older woman.
This product measures 34mm long and 36mm wide.
About the Maker
Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.
Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.