BIG DIPPER Constellation Brooch - sterling silver and synthetic blue spinel - Ready to ship
BIG DIPPER Constellation Brooch - sterling silver and synthetic blue spinel - Ready to ship by vdeux at Nicky's Blog. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Big Dipper constellation brooch is made entirely of sterling silver and little stars are brilliant cut synthetic* blue spinel (3.5 mm). The
The brooch measures roughly 60 x 20 mm ( ~ 2.4 x 0.8 inches) and closes at the back with a secured pin.
It is ready to ship and will arrive beautifully packed in a black box.
I am always open to suggestions; should you prefer to order a similar brooch set with other gemstones, please contact me and we'll discuss it.
A Big Dipper constellation necklace is also available in my shop: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015L2VPTG
* A synthetic gem material is one that is made in a laboratory, but which shares virtually all chemical, optical, and physical characteristics of its natural mineral counterpart.
Some facts about the Big Dipper:
* The very recognizable Big Dipper, also known as The Plough, is part of the Ursa Major constellation.
* The Big Dipper is an asterism, which are stars which form simple patterns but are not constellations.
* The two stars which form the outer bowl of the Big Dipper point towards the North Star, Polaris. Polaris is the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.
* Ursa Major is visible all year in the Northern hemisphere. The constellation is partially visible in some northerly regions of the Southern hemisphere.
* Ursa Major is Latin for Great Bear, although the constellation is based on Greek mythology. Ursa Major is associated with the nearby constellation of Ursa Minor (Little Bear).