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Lunática Presents Artisan Jewelry Exhibit Paying Tribute to the Pearl


By Jade Arroyo

Elemental forces—furious storms and untamed waters, seas overflowing with life and the rhythms of nature—have produced one of the miracles of nature: the pearl.

Aphrodite’s tears of joy, drops of dew full of moonlight, Krishna’s wedding present to her daughter, Cleopatra’s love potion—the ancient inhabitants of the Persian Gulf believed that pearls symbolized the moon and had magical powers. The Incas and the Aztecs also believed that pearls possessed mystical properties providing their bearers with health, wisdom, and the power of prophecy.

The pearl is one of the nine sacred Vedic stones associated with the moon, attributed to the lunar goddesses. In tune with emotions, water, and women, pearls are also associated with the sea and the moon—they are a symbol of pure heart and mind, honesty and faith.

Today, pearls are cultured in farms in various places in the world like Australia, Tahiti, Japan, China, and also in México, in the Sea of Cortez. The truth is that, although legends about the pearl abound, one fact is undeniable: the pearl is the oldest known gem. For centuries, it was considered the most valuable.

The Regalos del Mar (Gifts from the Sea) jewelry art collection, on display at the Calderoni Gallery at Fábrica la Aurora beginning February 2, honors the primal history of pearls, celebrating these precious stones and trying to maintain the purity and organic nature of their forms. Each piece of pearl jewelry in this collection is made entirely by hand, done in silver, in harmony with each unique pearl it showcases.

Lunática, the creator of this collection, is a line of contemporary artisanal Mexican jewelry made here in San Miguel de Allende by Jade Muriel, who plays with symbols, tribal inspiration, and geometry in her designs. The Regalos del Mar collection will remain on display and on sale at Galería Calderoni, within Fábrica La Aurora.


Art Opening

New pearl jewelry collection by Lunática

Sat, Feb 2, 5–8pm

Calderoni Gallery

Art Walk Anniversary

Fábrica La Aurora



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