Since the ancient times, we have regarded Crystals and Gemstones as a source of power and gifts from Mother Earth.
The first historical references to the use of Crystals come from the Ancient Sumerians who included Crystals in magic formulas. The Babylonians attributed humankind's destiny to the influence of precious stones. Cyrstals were also used for healing in traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back to at least 3000 years. From the ancient times to the present, the abundance of wealth and extraordinary properties have been associated with Gemstones and today's technology could not exist without them; they power computers and digital watches, used to generate electricity and coat car engines. Crystals provide the foundation for the evolution of science and art.
At Moondust we use high quality natural gemstones to handcraft all of our pieces and bring you unique and forever pieces.
BALI STERLING SILVER
Silver has always been surrounded by mystery. Known since prehistoric time, Man learned to separate silver from lead as early as 3000 B.C. The Incas called it "the tears of the moon" because they were awed by silver's gleam.
Silver is closely associated with the moon, it is Yin, energetically. Yin is cooling, whereas Yang is warming. Silver cools, calms and soothes, it vibrates to the Divine Feminine within each of us.
It invokes intuition, dreams, love, protection and enhances the intuition, our psychic abilities, our right brain function. Silver also amplifies the energy of any gemstone.
Bali, sometimes referred to as the Island of the Gods, is a small Indonesian island located in the Indian Ocean. This beautiful island has a unique spirituality that permeates throughout every aspect of daily life and culture and is known for having a profound energy and a positive effect on the mind, body and soul.
Bali Silver is sterling silver made entirely by hand, through the weighing, melting and mixing of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper by the Balinese who are highly skilled silversmiths, known for their granulation and wire work decoration.
We take pride in creating our pieces using Bali sterling silver to ensure high quality and longevity.
Malas (also called Mala Beads) are tools that have been used by sages, yogis and spiritual seekers for thousands of years. They are powerful culturally-rich tools for meditation that can also be worn as jewelry, a piece that inspires you, a reminder of a personal intention you've set or when seeking a calmer mind body and spirit.
Mala beads are strung and hand-knotted with 108 beads (wood, gemstones, seeds, or bone) and a Guru bead, and at times finished with a tassel. Each of these components are representative of the spiritual journey.
The 108 in a Mala represents the universe as one thing (1), nothing (0) and everything (8, or infinity). The sacred number has other meanings such as, distance between the Earth and sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun. It is also said there are 108 energy lines, converging to form the heart chakra, and 108 pressure points or sacred parts of the body.
All of our Malas have 108 beads and are hand knotted on silk string using only high quality natural gemstones and sterling silver.
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We (Alexa and Madalina) are two high school best friends with a love for design and a passion for Gemstones, so we created Moondust!
We use nature's colourful intentions to bring you handcrafted original designs, made with love and care.
To create our pieces, we have carefully sourced out high quality gemstones from around the world and use authentic Bali Silver for our silver accents.
We strive to create pieces that are both beautiful and purposeful for your mind, body and soul.
- Love & Light