Hilal is a name that means “crescent moon”. This Hilal Necklace combines a crescent moon pendant with Botswana Agate to create a stunningly elegant statement piece.
The crescent moon pendant is made from sterling silver. It is approximately 50 years old and has ‘OMAN 925’ stamped on the back, marking its authenticity.
The intricate decoration on this ornate pendant depicts the wealth of traditional silversmith techniques from Oman. Handmade wires are twisted in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions to create opposing patterns. It combines with granulation work to create a filigree design on the pendant. Eleven ornamental crescents dangle off the pendant to create a stunning one of a kind piece. It is suspended from a simple yet striking strand of Botswana Agate beads with Tibetan silver daisy spacers.
Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it is said to retain sunlight. In lore, it is believed to comfort people through dark nights and is considered to have anti-depressant qualities. It was traditionally used in African fertility ceremonies, whereby the shaman would place the stone on the belly of a woman to encourage the conception of strong, healthy offspring.
This striking Hilal Necklace is finished with a sterling silver chain, clasp and SHIKHAZURI charm. It pairs equally well with Eastern and Western outfits. If desired, you can get great wear out of it rather than reserving it only for special occasions.