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The Best Jewels for Channeling the Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

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What makes this Election Day so different than all of the others? Politics aside, it happens to be the same day as the last total lunar eclipse blood moon—and it won’t fall on Election Day again until 2394 (i.e., the only one in our lifetime). Unlike a solar eclipse, which represents new beginnings, a lunar eclipse represents the completion of a chapter or a change of course. Considered to be incredibly transformative, lunar eclipses are often credited for bringing about sudden change. What that means for politics, we’ll just have to wait and see; but for now, we’ve rounded up some of the best jewels that channel the energy of this year’s lunar eclipse, both literally and spiritually.

Danielle Marks necklace
Eclipse necklace in 18k yellow gold with onyx and white mother-of-pearl, $6,650; Danielle Marks

A New York–based designer often inspired by nature, Danielle Marks took a comprehensive look at all of the phases of the moon when creating this eclipse necklace. And although the lunar eclipse was a blood moon, this necklace (with its contrasting onyx and white mother-of-pearl) gets the sentiment across perfectly.

1stDibs brooch
Late Victorian crescent brooch (circa 1890) in 18k gold and silver with 3.8 cts. t.w. rubies and 0.65 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,601; 1stDibs

Emulating the red shade of the lunar eclipse’s blood moon, this Victorian crescent brooch incorporates rubies against a row of diamonds.

FoundRae pendant
Sana medallion in 18k yellow gold with a 6.5 mm black Tahitian South Sea pearl and 0.124 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,595; Foundrae 

There’s always more than meets the eye when it comes to pieces from Foundrae. This handcrafted medallion, for example, symbolizes wholeness, particularly through its black pearl positioned as the moon, which represents healing and hope. It’s a fantastic reminder of the energy to bring into a lunar eclipse.

M.Spalten ring
Lunar Orbit ring (also shown at top) in 18k white gold with Mexican opal in matrix, pearls, and 0.59 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4.420; M.Spalten

Showcasing an incredible, dimensional oval-cut Mexican opal, M.Spalten’s Lunar Orbit ring radiates the celestial energy associated with eclipses.

Karma El Khalil earrings
Triple Moon earrings in 18k gold with diamonds, price on request; Karma El Khalil

New York–based jeweler Karma El Khalil has credited the moon for giving her a sense of connection with the rest of the world in times of isolation. And these moon-entwined earrings offer that same sense of interconnectedness.

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By: Annie Davidson

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