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Electric Blue Moonstone by Nambroth Electric Blue Moonstone by Nambroth
A really pretty moonstone carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver.


Moonstone is an amazing stone, when you move it the stone comes alive with colors flashing within. The effect is similar in appearance to opal fire. It is called chatoyancy, which is a fancy way of saying that the color 'flashes' or 'rolls' across the stone, like cat's-eye but far more vibrantly. It is a natural stone, and the effect is caused by refractive layers within the stone. It cannot be simulated or dyed to look that way!

I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and some tiny pliers. I purchase the stones already polished from rock and gem shows.

Thanks for looking. :)



[[ Since many ask-- yes, I do sell these on my personal site: [link] ]]
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:iconklacinda:
klacinda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
your work is so beautiful and the stones-crystals you choose are stunning
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silhara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Photographer
this is absolutly beautiful
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Featured in [link] - ELECTRIC BLUE :gallery:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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ganjanaut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
wow, that is cool :love:
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Cujo-CrossBreed Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I just got my hands on this pendant today. I am completely amazed by the work. I just want to say I am 100% happy with buying this. It's incredible.

-Tiffany
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I am so happy you like it. They are so much prettier in person! I hope it brings you much joy. :D
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shiriru Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
well... actualy chatoyancy is a cat's eye effect only.
what yousee in moonstone is some sort of glow from inside, as if there is a source of light inside... anyway it's called "Adularescence" in a gemmological language. :)
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paint-the-sky-teal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
your jewelry is amazing. The detail is great, and the gems you find are simply brilliant.
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:iconsixwing:
Sixwing Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's beautiful! Nice stone.
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:iconsapora16:
sapora16 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I simply just love your jewelry. I would wish I had a necklace like that.
They are just so beautiful.
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TheDollfacedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow, very pretty, what country do most of these stones come from?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
My supplier told me this was mined in India.
Some of my labradorite comes from Labrador, and some from India as well.
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TheDollfacedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow, that's pretty cool, I was told in my Russian history class that there are a lot of minerals in Siberia, but no one can mine them because it's so obnoxiously cold there.
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely! This is one of my favorite types of moonstone :)
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QueenofDesert Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
niiiiiice :D
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:iconmagisterian:
Magisterian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wicked! This is too awesome...great job ;)
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:iconfineliners:
Fineliners Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! :heart: I've been looking for moonstone jewellery, so I may go check out your site :D

:+fav:
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Williperhonen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I don't know why, but when I first looked at this beautiful jewellery, I thought about a music instrument. :)
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:iconkarlabot:
Karlabot Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
wow, i have never seen such a bright moonstone
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:iconillustratrice-lalex:
illustratrice-lalex Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful !
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:iconaernyk:
Aernyk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Awesome, it looks great.
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:iconxtolord:
xtolord Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
awsome!!
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:iconr4isiel:
R4isiel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Silver with the blue color of moonstone making a gorgeous effect
Great work.
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:iconava4zinkovsky:
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Good work.
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Graeth-Raltharn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
So mesmerizing to just stare at...
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Nightshade-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I would *so* buy this gorgeous piece...if I had the money. :plotting: *Plots ways to get enough money* xD
Beautiful work! I love your jewelry, painted feathers, and all your other art!! Congratulations on the well-deserved DD!!! :+favlove:
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Cujo-CrossBreed Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I have to say I am heavily considering the purchase of this piece. I think its wonderful and just looking at it brings me memories.
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:iconocean-heart16:
ocean-heart16 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
absolutely lovely! almost reminiscent of the Meridian Talisman from W.I.T.C.H.
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dagget0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow that is really cool looks awesome was it hard to make?
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:iconseishoujo:
seishoujo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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magicalxo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Wow, a beautiful stone with beautiful intricate designs..well not THAT intricate but it's simplicity looks wonderful (though I'm sure it was hard to do it).

If I had the money, I'd buy something like that but in a moon shape xPP

Ahh, curse my lack of money >3<
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xMushroom-Clanx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
hmm it makes me happy :)
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ilikeshinyobjects Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen a moonstone with striations like labradorite. Every moonstone I've seen before is smooth with an even color shift. But I really like the striation lines in this moonstone, it's absolutely gorgeous.
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paradox-operated Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Wow, I love this. The little curls are really great.

But I thought the effect was generally called adularescence, and chatoyancy just referred specifically to the distinct band you see in catseye stones.
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JuanCSilva Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Fantastic piece! Do you have an online store?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure do! Linked in the description. Thanks! :)
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:iconx-wing9:
X-wing9 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool and well-done, nice work! ^^
Moonstones are just plain beautiful :3
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VAMPluverGOTH Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Wow that looks so cool I bet it took a lot of work to hand wrap that stone!
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:iconkemikly:
KemikLy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nicely wrapped. ^_^
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electric-ace Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautiful wispy feeling but you can tell the depth of the moonstone's vibrancy well! Wonderful work!
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shinrah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. I checked out your website and they are all amazing!
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TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Truly goregous! Wonderful. <3
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thedemonprinz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
This it outstanding, I love the color and the setting.
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Mela18 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
where do you get your stones? I mean to say do you know how they were mined or anything? a weird question, maybe, I know. Just curious and hoping to maybe buy something.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
As I say in my description, I get them at rock and gem shows mostly. :) Sometimes I know exactly where they are mined, and sometimes only the country.
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VampWolfLover Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful!!!
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Frost-Vixen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I, myself, have a moonstone ring that I've worn for about 2 years straight now :D one of my favorite stones.

This has nice composition. I like how some of the wire parallels with the lines in the stone. :)
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BloodHowl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Beautiful gem indeed, goes well with the well-designed and crafted ornaments around it. Nice :3
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