Mama Quilla or Mother moon necklace
Total chain length: 17″ Pendant drop: 2″ Pendant width: 1 1/4″
The pendant is made up of one small round black onyx stone, one teardrop shaped peruvian opal, and one of my handmade porcelain cabochon moons. The stones and moon are set in fine and sterling silver. Seven sterling silver balls are added to the base. The necklace is finished with a sterling silver chain and a sterling silver parrot clasp.
I was inspired to make this necklace from a recent trip my son and I took to Peru. When visiting different lost cities and ancient sites I kept seeing a recurring crescent moon in the shape of a bowl. In doing some research I found this represents their goddess Mama Quilla, the Incan Goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of Mama Cocha, Goddess of the sea, and sister/wife of Inti, God of the sun.
Very inspired by our trip, I quickly made the Mama Quilla necklace upon our return home.
There is so much attention to detail to this necklace!