If you look closely you can see some interesting similarities between the Moon and silver.
What attracts me to them is their receptive, reflective nature.
The Receptive Nature Of Silver
Silver receives light images passively.
In non-digital photography, when a film is exposed to light, silver halide crystals change to register a latent image.
It actually creates a memory-image of the past.
And silver is a mirror-creating element.
It reflects about 95% of the light across a visible spectrum, whereas aluminium (the other reflecting element used in mirrors) has 90%.
Whether we are looking at a mirror or a photograph, we don’t think we are looking at silver.
We don’t consciously register it is there – we just notice the image it creates.
The Receptive Nature Of The Moon
The Moon exists in the darkness, in the background.
By its nature, it shines only by reflected light from the Sun.
It passively creates pure tones of black, white and grey.
An image of itself appears.
And just like silver, the Moon requires darkness to reflect pure light.
“By its delicate and receptive Moon nature,
the metal silver will faithfully record light images.”
– from ‘The Traditional Association of the Moon & Silver’
by Nick Kollerstrom
What The Connection Means For Us
Silver is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
By wearing (and making!) silver jewelry, it sits ‘in the background’ passively – letting light shine on you.
Ever-so-gently, an image appears…
The image might be something for you to do.
A decision for you to make.
A place for you to go.
A person for you to call.
A feeling for you to follow.
A perspective for you to adopt.
A new state of being for you to welcome into your life…
Receiving the gifts of the universe and being open to limitless possibilities comes from wearing the simplicity of silver to usher in a sense of stillness.
That is, letting your pure self reflect its true nature.
Reflecting The Reflected
Seeing a 2nd moon in the night sky, reflecting off itself would be quite a sight.
Some would say, yes.
I choose to believe it is possible – somewhere out there in the limitless possibilities of the universe.
And it’s why I present my handmade jewelry under the magical banner of Double Moon Design:
I like having this image reflected back at me while I’m working on my creations.
And I like the image of an ‘impossible’ Double Moon when I imagine other people wearing my completed handmade jewelry.
The magical feeling it brings them gets reflected back to me ten-fold.
For that I am grateful.
Ece loves spreading good vibes with authentic designs by creating unique handmade silver jewelry. She lives with her husband, Mick, daughter, Asya, two cats Ginger and Picasso, and lazy labrador, Viva, in the small, quiet village of Urla, Turkey.