Item of the Day: Christian Drake

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

Christian DrakeYeah, TGIF to some. But to others we’re in the last days. We mean it. The last days of Earth as we know it. At least some (wacky) prognosticators think that’s what the meaning if of Sunday night’s supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse.

According to astronomers, the supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. Weather permitting, the supermoon will be visible after nightfall, and the eclipse will cast it into shadow beginning at 8:11 p.m. ET. The total eclipse starts at 10:11 p.m. ET, peaking at 10:47 p.m. ET.

If superstitions arise around such phenomenon it’s because there have only been five supermoon eclipses since 1900 (in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982). After Sunday, the next supermoon eclipse won’t happen until 2033.

All the more reason to celebrate and commemorate the event with your own Man-in-the-Moon pendant. Designer Christian Lund of Christian Drake delved into his stash of antique jewelry, tableware and silverware to find the “strange, unusual and whimsical.” Most date between 1879 and 1960, he reuses bits and pieces (only the best parts) and fashions them into something shiny and new.

His tribute to the moon comes in the form of this 14K rose gold vermeil pendant. The moon–winking at us as if he knows a secret—has a diamond twinkle in his eye.

You just might see the moon winking at you Sunday night, too. The full moon will be a “perigee full moon—the closest full moon of the year.” In this case, the moon is about 31,000 miles closer to Earth, making the moon appear 14% larger and 30% brighter in the sky.
And that’s why they call it a “supermoon.”

Nonetheless, you can own your own supermoon every day of the year thanks to Christian Drake.

Retail: $264

www.christiandrake.com

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