"Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection."
The moon has been worshiped, adored and personified for centuries by many different cultures, so it comes as no surprise that lunar symbolism became a popular jewelry motif in the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras.
In the 19th century, crescent moons in jewelry often represented the glorification of the feminine moon goddess, Selene, and symbolized female empowerment. Crescent moons also represented change -- just as the moon cycles through phases, so does life.
This powerful symbol was especially meaningful as empowered women began to abandon their traditional roles and started entering the workforce during the Industrial Revolution.
This enchanting 10k gold stick pin exemplifies femininity with its scalloped edge and adds just the right amount of lunar glow with the use of tiny seed pearls.
Pin this on before a job interview or anytime you need a boost of empowerment. This feminine beauty will always guide you down the right path.
Date: 1890s Materials: 10k gold, seed pearls Measurements: 2 3/8" Markings: None Condition: Very Good Light surface scratches consistent with age and use. Stick pin has a very slight crinkle in the bar under the moon.