North of Stella was created to provide you with an eclectic & meaningful selection of jewelry at an affordable price. Lovers of history, mythology and symbolism, we are constantly on the look out for unique and inspired pieces that support makers and artisans around the world.
Pieces are carefully curated from destinations around the world and are chosen carefully with our clientele in mind.
The "vibe" in words: worldly. eclectic. historic, earthy, mythological, magical
Examples of potential items: necklaces, rings, bracelets & cuffs made of stones, precious metals, crystals, charms, symbols, lockets, and other unique but timeless pieces.
Each piece has a story and we tell that story monthly on our website and blog.
The items we adorn ourselves with can be powerful amulets when worn with intention and purpose. North of Stella provides eclectic & unique pieces curated with this in mind.
Expect to see a mix of golds, silvers, textiles, beads, crystals, stones & other earth inspired pieces. While we do ask your metal preference below, we cannot guarantee it will be accommodated to every month.
Monthly subscriptions include FREE domestic shipping and $10 international!
*All pieces are vegan and cruelty free.
It's Just a Phase Necklace
For as long as humans have occupied this planet, the moon has played an integral role in the development of societies and cultural identities. For many of us, each moon phase carries a unique energy, but together they form a roadmap.
This map is not linear, but cyclical in nature. It’s filled with low valleys, staggering peaks, and plenty of dead ends that leave us void of course.
These emotional highs and lows are not dissimilar to that which we experience on a day-to-day basis. Depending on our character, this volatility can feel exciting, scary, or frustrating in a world that insists that success is born from consistency. The moon shows us an alternate path—one that encourages a hefty dose of passion for balancing logic, stillness for heightening creativity, and quiet reflection for laser-focused intentions.
With dedication, our relationship with the moon offers a glimpse into the waxing and waning aspects of the psyche and fosters a unique connection with the cosmos.
It is our wish that when you wear this lunar phase necklace that you consider your own roadmap. 2020 has hardly taken its first breath, but this new decade is ripe with opportunity and awaiting your first step. Embrace change, listen to your emotions and look forward to the magick of new beginnings.
Sacred Mountains Ring
Our Sacred Mountains ring was chosen as a representation of overcoming. As with all things worth having, the work to achieve it is the most important part. The old adage of "its the journey, not the destination" rings true, even with the hard hills to climb. We chose this ring as a nod to the peaks and valleys in life and as a reminder of the beauty in balance and in uphill climbs.
Do not soak in water, clean with a dry jewelry cloth. Do not get lotions, perfumes or oils on the gold.
Skeleton Key Necklace
March's delivery is a sterling silver necklace with a skeleton key pendant.
If you’re a history lover, an antique collector, or simply someone who senses the mystical in the mundane, you already know that there’s something alluring about skeleton keys.
Yes, in a literal sense, they were a means for our grandparents to lock and unlock doors—but what else can they open?
You may have heard stories about ancestors using skeleton keys to communicate with spirits—also known as cleidomancy. Divining with keys is like dowsing with a pendulum. The practitioner dangles a skeleton key from a string or chain and asks yes or no questions. It’s up to the owner of the key to interpret answers from the key’s movements.
Some of our ancestors also incorporated the bible or another sacred text into this ritual, which is part of the reason that cleidomancy took place behind closed doors. If you had an important question, you would place the key inside of a holy book and bind it tightly with ribbon. With the key secure between the pages, you’d pick up the string that’s attached to the key to lift the book. With the book hanging freely, you could ask a series of questions. When the key slips from the pages and lands back on the ground, you have your answer.
If you feel drawn to skeleton keys, there’s likely a profound reason that reaches beyond their aesthetic appeal. Wearing or working with the tools of our ancestors is a way to honor their spirit and the customs that came before us.
Sterling silver pendant and chain. Pendant measures 1 inch.
Sacred Moon Necklace
Mixed metal crescent moon necklace with faux stone charm.