Medieval Motifs, Page 2
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Biblical Stories were popular medieval motifs that were worn by crusaders for protection.
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| Mercury Talisman - Pendant |
This talisman of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, increases your mental powers.
| Monas Hieroglyphica - Pendant |
The medieval talisman Monas Hieroglyphica is said to bring health, luck and harmony.
| Pentagram of Planets - Pendant |
This pentagram of planets increases your success in using magic spells and rituals.
| Sacred Dragon Amulet - Pendant |
Complete protection is granted to its wearer by the ancient Sacred Dragon Amulet.
| Star of David - Pendant |
The pendant "Star of David" grants inner wisdom and promotes your natural skills.
| Star of Solomon - Pendant |
This charm called "Star of Solomon" provides wisdom, understanding and intuition.
| Sun Charm - Pendant, small |
Wealth, health and contentment are brought into life by this medieval sun charm.
| Sun Talisman - Pendant, large |
According to ancient belief this old sun talisman grants energy and increased vitality.
| Tetragrammaton - Pendant |
A tetragrammaton symbolizes the secret name of God and bestows divine direction.
| Travel Amulet - Pendant |
This travel amulet from the former times of Napoleon grants protection on journeys.
| Yin Yang - Pendant, Copper and Brass |
The Chinese amulet Yin Yang symbolizes the harmonious union of opposite principles.
| Zagan Cross - Pendant |
According to ancient belief transforming things is possible using the Zagan Cross.
| Circles of Light - Tiara |
Seven "Circles of Light" make up this beautifuly and intricately crafted tiara.
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The collection "Medieval Motifs" can also be downloaded as a printable catalogue so that you can order by fax or mail:
We were always fascinated by pieces of jewelry designed according to historical artwork and magical and other old motifs are a main area of our jewelry collection until today. Nowadays we all are surrounded by designs and motifs from all over the world which we usually choose according to visual aspects without considering the original meaning and symbolism of the various depictions. For sure the beauty of the different designs and materials is a good reason for selecting them but the affinity to a special piece of jewelry or art craft can be enhanced if one knows its deeper meaning and its origin. For this reason we always placed value on the accurate representation and information explaining the various pieces of jewelry in our collection.
Jewelry always had various functions which changed during the course of time: Because of the precious materials that were often used for its design it often was a valuable asset and sometime was even used as a currency. But especially in ancient cultures the spiritual meaning of a piece of jewelry was always important and the different motifs were symbols for the affiliation of its wearer to and his status in a social group. Furthermore jewelry can also serve a practical purpose like this is the case with safety pins, belt buckles and brooches.
Since jewelry is such a diverse cultural asset the meaning of a given piece can depend on the point of view and beliefs of its creator. For example many cultures developed pieces of jewelry showing to others whether its wearer is married or single: In our Western world these are the wedding rings while in African countries e.g. special bracelets or necklaces are worn for this purpose. Whether we are talking about weddings jewelry or talismans and amulets that were used for protection - often the decorations and materials determine the symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry.
Besides the various symbols and designs different cultures use for their pieces of jewelry also a variety of materials are deployed in jewelry production. At the beginning of mankind primarily pearls made of wood and bones and shells were crafted to pendants, since these rather soft materials could easily be processed and were readily available. Later on especially precious metals like gold and silver and various gems were used for valuable jewelry. Today the selection of materials available for the production of jewelry is especially large and various.
The item on this page http://www.aval
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- Website: Our short information is "Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry"
- Page: Charms being worn by medieval knights during tournaments are motifs of this collection.
We feel committed to the historical development of jewelry and are especially interested in the meaning of old symbols and pieces of jewelry - therefore we try to constantly extend our range of jewelry with pieces that are unique in their beauty and meaning. Naturally we select fascinating designs from all cultures and epochs, so that everybody can find the piece of jewelry that appeals to him.