Sterling silver phases of the moon ring with a moonstone center bead.
Celestial Dreams Necklace
The poet, Erin Hanson, says that the sun watches what we do, but the moon knows all our secrets.
We couldn’t agree more.
Working with the energies of the moon alongside the action-oriented essence of the sun is one way to discover hidden talents and align with the ebb and flow of Mother Nature. It’s our wish that when you wear the Celestial Dreams Necklace, that you challenge your comfort zone and exercise your creativity. Never forget you’re your imagination is a crucial tool within the manifestation process, and the biggest obstacle standing in the way is often ourselves.
Show your love for the celestial realms with this dainty layering necklace made from brass.
In Ancient Egypt, the feather was a symbol of Ma'at. Ma'at was a goddess that was loved and feared simultaneously--for she represented truth, morality, and justice. Egyptians admired Ma'at for her ability to do the right thing, but that didn't stop people from worrying about the fateful day when they would come face-to-face with the goddess.
While newly deceased souls waited in limbo, it was Ma'at who delivered their fate. Ma'at would place her feather on one side of a scale, and the person's heart on the other. If the heart weighed more than the feather, it was a sign that it was heavy with sin. The soul would be rejected and unable to enter the utopian afterlife waiting just beyond the veil.
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.
Statement crescent moon earrings with dangling stars and stones.
Hung The Moon Necklace
For the dreamers, the mystics and the lovers of the moon.
Whether we consider ourselves earth-spirited, forest dwellers,or simplya romantic-at-heart, many thingscome to mind when we think of the moon.
It might bemagick, love,or deities like Seleneand Baba Yaga.
But, depending on the moon’s phase, wemightalso imagine the Triple Goddess. Thissacred archetype represents thehidden power of the matriarchy and theDivine Feminine aspect of the psyche.
Within the Triple Goddess, we find theMaiden, Mother, and Crone. Much has been written about these enchanting ladies, so we’ll spare you the details. The most important thing to keep in mind is that each one is unique, but together they represent a person’s journey from childhoodto old age, and beyond. The Triple Goddess shares lessons about birth, growth, and death, and reminds usthat the answers we seekawait in the waxing, full, and waning phases of the moon.
It feels rather synchronistic that May’s North of Stella alignswith theDivine Feminineduringamonth that celebrates the mother figures in our lives.It’s our intent that when you wear our Hung the Moon Necklace, you remember the oneswho molded you into the human you are today.
No matter if your idea of a mother is a relative, a friend, a goddess, or Mother Nature herself, maternal archetypes are everywhere, and we honor the invaluable role that they play.
Sacred Moon Necklace
For the dreamers, the mystics, and the lovers of the moon.
Whether we consider ourselves earth-spirited, forest dwellers, or simply a romantic-at-heart, many things come to mind when we think of the moon.
It might be magick, love, or deities like Selene and Baba Yaga.
But, depending on the moon’s phase, we might also imagine the Triple Goddess. This sacred archetype represents the hidden power of the matriarchy and the Divine Feminine aspect of the psyche.
Within the Triple Goddess, we find the Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Much has been written about these enchanting ladies, so we’ll spare you the details. The most important thing to keep in mind is that each one is unique, but together they represent a person’s journey from childhood to old age, and beyond. The Triple Goddess shares lessons about birth, growth, and death, and reminds us that the answers we seek await in the waxing, full, and waning phases of the moon.
This dainty layering necklace is a nod to the waning moon, and the perfect gem to express your love of the moon in a simple & understated way.
Mixed metal crescent moon necklace with faux stone charm.
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.
North of Stella - Monthly Delivery
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!