Wear La Belladonna Earring set as protection against negative or poisonous energies by harnessing the qualities of the deadly nightshade plant. Each earring features a trio of nightshade berries and double leaves that gracefully hug a Rainbow Moonstone cabochon. Earring set is cast in sterling silver and hangs from sterling silver ear wire.
Atropa belladonna is a Eurasian perennial with reddish, bell-shaped flowers that bear glossy, black berries. Other names for the plant include belladonna, deadly nightshade, and devil’s herb. The plant earns its sinister nicknames, as its foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing potent dosages of tropane alkaloids. Its most common name, belladonna, derives from Italian, meaning “beautiful woman.” Historically, women have used the herb’s oil to dilate and enlarge the pupils for a seductive effect, however, it is best known as the plant of choice for assassins through out history.
Rainbow Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings. As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to moon and to the intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, everything is part of a cycle of change and thus is a very helpful stone for women. It’s most powerful effect is that it calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life. Many people find moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress. Rainbow Moonstone connects us to Divine Inspiration, and channels it into our own intuition. Working with Rainbow Moonstone encourages introspection and judgment, yielding easier decision making. It also enhances one’s emotional vision, bringing greater creative abilities and freedom of expression.
This jewelry piece uses a natural stone that has been prospected, cut, and polished by hand. That being said, please expect your stone to be unique and have organic qualities. This includes uneven coloration, minor surface pocking, striations, and/or inclusions during formation of the stone. These characteristics are naturally occurring and are still considered quality grade for jewelry. Only stones that meet Dichotomie’s standards will be used for your jewelry piece. If you receive your order and you have concerns about the appearance, we will be happy to work something out on a case by case basis.
Dimensions - 1” x 3/4” x 1/2” | 25mm x 18mm x 13mm (for one of set)
Weight - 8 grams (for one of set)