9CT GOLD CRESCENT MOON AND CUBIC ZIRCONIA SET STAR NECKLACE
9ct Gold Chain Link Necklace with two separate, beautiful charms! This delicate necklace is of the highest quality 9ct Gold and is perfect for everyday wear, or a special occasion.
The Cubic Zirconia star charm is fixed to a link on the necklace ever-so-slightly off centre. The crescent moon charm is on a loose bale so can run on the chain, making for a simple yet versatile necklace.
18" in length.
The star and crescent is an iconographic symbol used in various historical contexts but is most well known as a symbol of the Ottoman Empire. It develops in the iconography of the Hellenistic period (4th–1st centuries BCE) in the Kingdom of Pontus, the Bosporan Kingdom and notably the city of Byzantium by the 2nd century BCE. Coins with crescent and star symbols represented separately have a longer history, with possible ties to older Mesopotamian iconography. The combination is found comparatively rarely in late medieval and early modern heraldry. The Ottoman flag of 1844, with a white crescent-star on a red background, continues to be in use as the flag of the Republic of Turkey, with minor modifications. In the later 20th century, the star and crescent have acquired a popular interpretation as a "symbol of Islam", occasionally embraced by Arab nationalism or Islamism in the 1970s to 1980s, but often rejected as erroneous or unfounded by Muslim commentators in more recent times.