Our new Aperitivo collection is here! Serving up 4 new Patron Saint necklace pendants, we are excited to shed more light on who we have chosen (After receiving overwhelming suggestions and feedback from you guys!) as our new St pendants. Today let's meet St Raphael and the legend behind his name.
For a 2 minute history on the Angel of St Raphael, read on and find out what he was 'famous' for and why we have made him into a beautiful piece of jewellery...
St Raphael was a seraph. What is a Seraph you say? An Angel with six wings and often depicted in drawings as child-like in the body. Not only that, St Raphael was also remembered as the chief Guardian angel, instructed to watch over all mankind and keep them safe from harm. Today he is known as the Patron Saint of Happy Meetings, Doctors and Nurses... read on to find out why!
His name means "divine healer" and is often represented in drawings with a young blind young man named Tobiah and his dog. Tobiah and his dog travelled with St Raphael and accompanied him as a true companion wherever he traveled.
St Raphael is also often is represented with a stick, sandals, a gourd and a satchel held by a shoulder strap around his shoulder. In all writings it was said that he was a very kind hearted, warm and patient being.
On one of St Raphael’s trips with Tobiah (& pooch), Raphael invited Tobiah to marry a girl called Sarah. Sarah’s father was the demon Asmodeus who proudly killed every man that Sarah married on the night of the wedding before the marriage could be consummated.
Raphael guided Tobiah through the evening and taught him how to safely enter the marriage with Sarah...without getting murdered! Successfully consummating their marriage, St Raphael also miraculously managed to get Tobiah to regain his sight again – what a man!
By driving the evil spirit from Sarah as well as restoring Tobiah's vision, St Raphael’s magic was felt by all of those in his presence and a proven ability to receive great things to those he loved and cared for. And this my friends is the reason that St Raphael is known as the Patron Saint of Happy Meetings, Doctors and Nurses!
Luna & Rose designer Rosie wanted to create a brand that had connection and transparency from the artisans who make the product to their customers, suppliers, designers and everything and one in between. She wants you to know exactly who is making your pieces for you, their working conditions, how your pieces are made and where the materials come from.
With all that in mind, the St Raphael pendant (And all of the Luna & Rose jewellery) is made from certified recycled Sterling Silver that has been processed in Thailand from old scrap metals, computer parts and old jewelry. This Sterling Silver is then purified, cleaned and regenerated into out 100% Sterling Silver that we combine with an alloy (to make it stronger – we can’t make jewelry from 100% Sterling Silver!) to make all of our jewelry with… and wallah, one shiny looking, beautifully crafted St Raphael pendant we have!
St Raphael will be your new best partner in life because of his ability to inspire new thoughts, feelings & pathways. He is said to help guide your next steps and help your choices in allowing you to have a life less stressful, more grounded and full of happiness! Being the Patron Saint of Happy Meetings, Doctors and Nurses, he is a pendant rich with meaning and connection.
Moreover, the oval shape of this pendant is one of our favourites! Not only is it guaranteed to look cute with all your outfits, it also makes for the perfect layering piece!
You can shop our ST RAPHAEL PENDANT over here.
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Necklaces. Sentimental ones, cute ones, chunky ones, gifts from friends, special pieces you picked up on your travels, talisman to guide you through life and ones from your favourite designers….We all love them. We all wear them. But how to create that lush layered necklace stack with all of them? That is the golden question my friend and we are here to help.
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Our necklaces come in a variety of lengths from 18" to 23". Our 18" chain necklace is made from our Fine Chain with the 20" and 23" length chains in our 'Everyday' Chain. These are the same chain design, just slightly heavier in weight for the longer lengths. For a rough guide (as we all have different, amazing bodies) the 23" chain sits around or just above your nipple line...
We're big fans of layering necklaces and I'm pretty sure you are too. All of our chains are adjustable in length by 2" to make sure you can style your layers to perfection and mix them up with other pieces in your jewellery wardrobe.
Although all necklaces are adjustable, for the perfect layered look we suggest that you purchase your necklaces on different length chains. This way you get to see the beauty of both pendants and there's less chance of scratching! We also personally like wearing the smallest pendant on the shorter length and the larger heavier pendants longer. That's just our personal choice though, we're all awesome & individual humans and ultimately you get to decide how you style your pieces!
Below is a little guide of some of our favourite pieces layered and their lengths:
|CHARITY & SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
Luna & Rose chain bracelets also have a 2" adjustable chain length with a clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 16cm & 17.5cm
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.