Luna Merdin: Authentic Jewelry With Roots that Extend to Ancient Mesopotamia
Get Lost in History with The Unique Pieces
Founded to evoke a thousand-year-old fairytale, Luna Merdin welcomes to the colorful world of unique accessories intended to revive nature, fertility, and the powerful feminine and mascıline energy emitted by the lands of Mesopotamia, the starting point of human history. Life is Style is proud to support the spiritual awakening inspired by the brand fusing the ancient lands of the planet in a perfect melting pot, bringing together the light of the moon, the warmth of the sun, and the wisdom of existence.
A bird figure that adorns a piece of Luna Merdin can also be seen on the walls of a castle while wandering through the magical lands of Mesopotamia. You can find the symbols of Luna Merdin on the wall of a house minaret of a mosque, the monument of a temple, or the embroidered wooden door of a church. You might find yourself musing through these thoughts, realizing that the sleep is over, the “Luna is born”, and it becomes the light of the day.
This poetic entry is how the brand positions itself as a transient moment in history, adorning the symbols and figures of ancient tales and bringing them to life on jewelry.
The Brand Story of Luna Merdin
Discover the story of the brand through this poetic musing the founders share:
Between the two streams;
Luna, dull as the evening, with long hair, streams between the two waterways.
The stars are her hair; the planets are the globules on his neck.
An olive sapling develops on the ground it contacts;
It appears to vibrate with the energy of her and every one of the divine beings.
In the stone over which his hands crossed turned into the Tower of Babylon, and afterward turned into the palace city of Merdin.
The fantasy is finished, the moon is conceived, and it turns into the day. This is a 1,000-year-old fantasy.
This is the revival of Mesopotamia, the blessed place that is known for every one of the antiquated divine beings, meandering the earth and paradise! This is the account of Luna Merdin …
Beginning from Göbeklitepe, many human advancements that have transformed history with their way of life, stories, and legends have turned into our hero sun. Luna Merdin was founded in Turkey; with its assortment of pieces of jewelry, Luna Merdin rejuvenated the regular, fruitful, and amazing ladylike and manly energy that exudes from the place of Mesopotamia, the beginning stage of mankind’s historical ventures.
To craft art in its finest form, the founders draw strength from millennia master-apprentice relationships. In each work they make, they maintain the specialties that are as yet alive today. As they leave on the excursion of bringing the one-of-a-kind legacy of these grounds to people in the future and carrying handiworks to now, the team strives to actualize the wonderful vision of Luna Merdin, that will enter your existence with similar energy and ornaments as Mesopotamia.
As a testament to their manifesto, the old land on earth will consistently be with you. As a part of this journey, convey the twilight, the glow of the sun, and the shrewdness of their reality. Let yourself go into these tales and discover Luna Merdin.
A Story Book Tale of Mesopotamia: from the Words of the Founders
“Now close your eyes… Come to Mesopotamia with us, this is the “first” place where history began; Mesopotamia, extending from Turkey to Syria and Iraq, between the Euphrates and Tigris, means “the land between the two rivers”; the starting point of human history and its nature, the fertility of the earth and the powerful energy it radiates.”
Since ancient times, starting from Gobekli Mountain around 10,000 to 12,000 BC, there have been more than 28 civilizations, such as Sumerians, Akkadians, Elamites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Lydians, Persians, Medes, Casitas, Mitanos, Phrygians, Harts, Urals, Hurrians, Dilmunes, Arameans; they have left on this earth traces of various cultures, different stories, and myths. In order to dominate this unique land, various civilizations, kingdoms, and rulers fought dozens of battles and wars with each other. Every culture on the Silk Road has left its mark and heritage.
The story of all of us begins in Mesopotamia as evident in these examples:
- The first great temple and “zero points in human history” was Göbeklitepe.
- The first statue and the first human statue was Urfa Man.
- The fist carved in stone image
- The first irrigation system and water pipe water
- The first brick structure, the first time to bake bricks with the Tower of Babylon
- The first written literary works were the legend of Gilgamesh and the legend of creation
- The first use of astrology and the first calculate lunar and solar eclipses at the same time.
- The 1st arithmetic and geometry, multiplication: divide the rule, divide the circle by 360 degrees
- The first use of the lunar calendar; 30 days in a month, 360 days in a year
- The first map; a map of Mesopotamia drawn by the Khad.
As you can see history begins here, but definitely doesn’t end there… It extends to you! The founders found the inspiration behind the named party from Mardin, the most charming city in this enchanting land, to accompany customers in their journey. They put the two words “Luna”, which means the goddess of the moon, and “Merdin” (the castle city, and the original name of Mardin), the capital of Mesopotamia with a history of 7000 years.
At Luna Merdin, the founders revive each civilization accessory collection with their original flavors. They keep them alive by using crafts that have a history of thousands of years in accessories and continue to this day through a master-disciple relationship. If you travel through Mesopotamia, you may find numbers with special meanings used in the brand’s accessories.
Join the founders in this journey where they aim to pass this unique heritage on to future generations and present this carefully crafted heritage before our eyes. By wearing these accessories that have a special meaning for your body, you can incorporate the energy, beliefs, love stories, and hopes of this special land into your life.
Discover the History Behind the Pieces
Read more about the historical significance and the spiritual symbolism behind the pieces.
The wisdom of Artuq gifts Mesopotamia the octagon figure, the symbol of the eight gates of heaven, rebirth, and creation. The octagonal figure is a talisman for them; protecting from the negative, harboring the infinite energy of the positive world. The magic of the Artuqids, who turned the cities of Mardin, Harput, and Hasankeyf into arts and culture and science centers during their reign starting from the 12th century until the 15th century, is revived in the pieces of Luna Merdin.
The octagonal amulet Aden, which symbolizes the abundance and endless blessings of the Artuqids, whose reign reached Jerusalem, lives in the jewels of Luna Merdin in the naivety of the dew from the sky.
The lofty heart of Sokmen Bey, son of Artuq Bey, is dug hard into the ancient lands and thousands of years later become an inspiration for Luna Merdin. The understanding, justice, and tolerance that the ruler nurtured on human beings of all religions, sects, and ethnic backgrounds now vibrate in the Adel pattern.
One of the most powerful warriors of Mesopotamia, who gave his name to the Artuqid dynasty; Artuq Bey’s great love Ay Hatun frees a white dove to the blue sky to which she devotes her prayers to herald the birth of their son. The Alka pattern, representing life and birth, is a true messenger of goodness.
The Gobeklitepe Collection
The priests of hunter-shamans, flint miners, and weapon-makers founded Gobeklitepe almost 12,000 years ago in the north of the Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia. Excavations in the area revealed important structures that were not known until today during the Neolithic revolution.
Gobeklitepe was the ground zero of human history.
The unique stories of Gobeklitepe -which is on the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Tentative List’ and whose excavations are still followed with great interest- are reborn in Luna Merdin’s jewelry collection of the same name. This magical hill, which appeared to give birth to civilization and thus changed world history as we know it, continues to give the magical, mystical and mysterious traces of history to the new world.
- THE BULL
By carrying the symbolism of abundance and fertility with its horns, the bull is mainly the symbol of production, rebirth, and beginnings. And now it pours all the power it has in its existence to the pieces of Luna Merdin.
- THE CRANE
First, it was the sacred animal of Demeter, the goddess of fertility. The crane, which is a messenger of the migration season, the time of sprouting and fertilizing the soil, also represented the wise souls in ancient Turkish civilizations. Now, may a crane patterned Luna Merdin be your sacred piece.
- THE EYE
It is believed that the symbol of the seeing eye of the Creator or creators, avoids us from evil. The protective pattern of all history, which also stands as the evil eye bead in Gobeklitepe, rises above the elegant pots and carries the light on you.
- THE SNAKE
Supernatural forces, divine energy, a metaphysical transformation… The snake patterns of Gobeklitepe are here today with their healing heritage.
- THE SNAKE EYE RING
With its Snake Eye Ring, Luna Merdin tells the story of the magical meeting of The Seeing Eye and healing. It offers a memorable aesthetic and protection with the snake figure representing the energy of love, health, and wealth, and the eye figure that observes protects and represents spiritual enlightenment.
- THE THICK GOBEKLİTEPE BRACELET – THE EYE, THE BULL, THE CRANE
The bull represents abundance, fertility, production, rebirth, and beginnings, the crane symbolizing wise souls, the eye symbol stands as the guardian of the evil eye, and the emphasis of light… They all come to life in Luna Merdin’s Gobeklitepe bracelets.
- GOBEKLİTEPE THIN BRACELET –THE EYE AND THE CRANE
The crane bird, which represents wise souls and the eye symbol that protects from the evil eye and also emphasizes the power of light, comes to life in the Luna Merdin Gobeklitepe bracelet.
The Heritage Collection: Once Upon a Time
The Sumerians who found compassion in geometry and mathematics, the Akkadians who grew up with the power of the Sun god Shamash, the Moon-god Sin and the Venus goddess Ishta, the Babylonians who mapped the stars that shone over their hanging gardens, the Assyrians who invented the beginnings of the way we tell time today… Luna Merdin transforms the rich past of the heavenly lands into the most enduring treasure of our time.
Mari, the ancient magical city that adorned the dreams of the Babylonian king Hammurabi and witnessed the most glorious period of the Akkadian Empire… The pattern, which represents the core of absolute power, was adorned on the shields of the Mari soldiers who welcomed the king conquering the city, is now the base of a Luna Merdin collection.
The Sumerian king Babum of Kish made offerings and prayers to the gods in order to protect his fertile lands. And to prove that he devoted his land to the water god Eya, he made his man carve the Eden pattern, which symbolizes the plains and steppes, on the walls of the temples and castles. As the symbol of life and abundance, this pattern is now can be found on a Luna Merdin ring, a pair of earrings, or a finely knitted bracelet…
The Sumerian goddess of love, Inanna, falls in love with a mortal. She visits her beloved before every spring. During the months when she was not present on earth, people would free pigeons all over the place as a message to invite the goddess to come and see her lover. Those birds that inspired the ornaments of the Sumerians, that is, the Sumerian ‘musen’, now adorn Luna Merdin pieces.
The moon god Sin represented abundance and fertility for the Assyrians. Assyrian king Ilushuma, who wanted a son, had his wife crowned with a crescent moon. When the full moon came out, the queen heralded her pregnancy to the first male heir. Let all the blessings and good luck of the moon god Sin be with you in Luna Merdin’s ‘Sin’ pieces.
The Sumerians, who lived in abundance, were praying to the god Enlil, the ruler of the earth. Enki, the god of wisdom, water, and creation, was jealous of this situation and started massive rains for days. The people stopped praying to Enlil, and as a gift, they gave Enki a flower badge with water drops on it. The flowers of the Sumerians are blooming again today in the Luna Merdin Enki series.
King Gilgamesh seeks immortality and sets out to find ‘Utnapishtim the Wise’ who knows this secret. The earth gods who want to stop him cast darkness on his way, but Aya, the goddess of light, illuminates Gilgamesh’s path with stars. The luminous star pattern of the Sumerians is now waiting to illuminate your path on your life journey as pieces from Luna Merdin.
The Sumerians had built the seven-story tower of Babel, which they also called the ‘Etemenanki’, inside the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The angels on the seventh floor were strict, and only priests could come on this floor, only they could meet with the only true God, Marduk. The pattern on the knocker of the great door of this floor was the eyes of Luna Merdin’s pieces of the same name, the sky god ‘Enlil’…
Mesopotamian Jewelry: A Tradition Above History
Old Mesopotamian gems have some novel attributes. This isn’t only a solitary style or taste. Mesopotamian gems are the courses in the life systems of each human progress that has emerged on the land between the two waterways, and their set of experiences merits perusing. At the point when the Sumerians started to develop around 2750 BC, gems were not another idea, but rather their advancement made their adornments, from that point until the Assyrian time frame delivered around 1200 BC, have all the earmarks of being another idea; an altogether new creation.
Truth be told, researchers and gems producers today consider Sumerian attempts to be the heralds of current gems. Sumerian gems have nearly finished all capacities in the chronicled cycle. Indeed, there were more various kinds of gems than today.
Obviously, adornments in Mesopotamia is a representative state like different spots; however, it additionally assumed a significant part in the manner Mesopotamian development works. How about we dive deeper to comprehend the excursion of old Mesopotamian gems.
A History of Mesopotamian Jewelry that Transitions to Today
There is no question that in Mesopotamia, adornments are a superficial point of interest for aristocrats and respectable women and individuals from the illustrious family. Individuals from the illustrious family were covered with their kin, as was Queen Puapi in the Royal Cemetery of Ur.
The rich regal burial places of Ur and the burial chambers of Nimrud are viewed as the main revelations in the investigation of antiquated gems. Mesopotamians, on the grounds that they have a huge assortment of gems and assist with clarifying the sorts and employment. In the three burial chambers in Nimrud alone, there are roughly 1,500 bits of adornments with an absolute load of 45 kilograms. In Ur, around 17 burial chambers were unearthed, just loaded up with gems.
Presently, in antiquated Mesopotamia, individuals from the illustrious family are by all accounts not the only ones to acquire adornments. Gems are likewise utilized as a proof of wedding gift and a product, as well as utilized for gifts and legacy of the privileged. They were also commonly utilized as an instrument of strategy. A portion of the gems uncovered in Mesopotamia were riches of military tasks, mostly during the Assyrian time frame.
Mesopotamian gems give us bits of knowledge about old societies. You may consider how the district is important today, and you should realize that the Mesopotamians are liable for some developments that have passed on an engraving for every one of the results for a long time to come. Specifically, the cutting-edge jewelry gave us broad information about their general public, culture, and way of life. The gems that have been found and safeguarded carry on a piece of the Mesopotamian inheritance.
The Art of Mesopotamian Jewelry Making
The art of jewelry making culminated in the most noteworthy of principles. Since the silversmiths didn’t possess the ability to claim their own offices and import their own materials, they worked for government-controlled societies. The materials they were furnished with, took them to noteworthy advancements in silversmith methods.
As their general public progressed, so did the requirement for the individuals to put themselves out there, their status and force; this was done through their clothing just as adornments. Yet, they took great consideration of their plans by keeping harmony between the stylish and the strict imagery of each piece.
Mesopotamian gems joined loads of various materials including gold, copper, silver, and a significantly greater assortment of gemstones. The most emblematic and venerated accessories were those made of multi-strand that joined stones like carnelian, jade, and lapis lazuli.
Lapis lazuli was perhaps the most esteemed material, even above gold. In a setting where assets were scant, all crude valuable materials were imported and spread to different districts as completed gems pieces. It is no big surprise that the economy expanded so quickly, the silversmiths of this space were bosses of the workmanship.
Discover Luna Merdin
We have taken a glimpse into the histories of ancient tales and took a journey to the roots of humanity. That is powered by the magic of Luna Merdin! Now, it is time for you to become your own master of art and become one with the vibrant human history. Discover the Luna Merdin pieces now and embark on this transformative journey!