Is there anything more entrancing than rural star-gazing on a clear night? This series captures favorite constellations in sparkling formation to shine every evening. They’re even more glorious in the day, as the prismatic Egyptian Asfour crystal catches sunlight to cast dancing rainbows, reminiscent of the spectral analyses that identify characteristics of stars.
The constellations shine on a backdrop of delicate gunmetal plate chain that hugs your skin and are composed of light-catching crackle glass and Asfour crystal. Brighter, lower magnitude stars are represented as crystal, while dimmer, higher magnitude stars in the constellation are represented by crackle glass. These necklaces are meant to be worn close to the base of the neck and are adjustable in length to fit accordingly. A stunning star-swept backdrop of crackle glass and Asfour crystal provides the adjustability seamlessly and elegantly.
Ursa Major (aka Big Dipper or Plough)
Named in combination with Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, or the “Great Bear” is one of the most well-recognized constellations in the sky. Ursa Major contains several galaxies including one of the brightest in the sky, Messier 81, and the youngest known galaxy, I Zwicky 18, at only 4 million years old! (Or rather, that’s how old it was when the light we’re seeing left the galaxy 45 million years ago. I love space.)
- Length: 49.7 cm (19.6 in)
- Adjustable length: 36 – 47.5 cm (14.2 – 18.7 in )
- Pendant length: 5 cm (2 in)
- Weight: 14 g