Religious Motifs, Page 2
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Religious symbols and crosses belonging to various cultures are motifs for this jewelry.
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| Cross of the Raith - Pendant |
Magic courtesy during the year was gained by the Scottish Raith-Clan's Celtic cross.
| Nordic Crosslet - Pendant |
According to old belief purity and spirituality are symbolized by this Nordic crosslet.
| Queen Guinevere's Cross - Pendant |
This Celtic cross of Queen Guinevere assists in finding true and everlasting love.
| Rose Cross - Pendant, floral |
Eternal youth and immortality will be granted by the perpetually blossoming rose cross.
| Tribal Cross - Pendant |
Formerly shamans used this tribal cross to increase their endurance, willpower and determination.
| Triquetra - Pendant |
Realizing your dreams is made possible by the triquetra symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
| Wolf Cross - Pendant |
The Nordic wolf cross combining Thor's hammer and a wolf's head bestows vitality.
| Rose Cross - Diadem |
This diadem's rose cross promises everlasting youth and immortality of our soul.
| Rose Cross - Set with pendant and diadem |
This jewelry set featuring a rose cross promises immortality and everlasting youth.
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A main focus of our jewelry collections are magic symbols which are made according to historical artwork. Although a lot of people (like us) appreciate the beauty of the different designs and used materials, only few think about the deeper symbolism of these pieces of jewelry. In our modern world we see so a many different beautiful and decorative items that we usually only enjoy their beauty without considering the deeper meaning or the origin of the used motives and without knowing for what reason these items were formerly used. In our online shop we want to give answers to these questions by offering accurate background knowledge and additional information about every piece 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.
On account of these many different purposes the meaning of single pieces of jewelry can be very different and depends on the belief and the point of view of the respective manufacturer. In some cultures, e.g., bracelets were used as wedding jewelry, like the wedding rings of today, in other societies necklaces served the same purpose. The symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry often cannot only be found in the piece itself, but also in its decorations or the used materials. In some cultures it is usual to give pieces of jewelry as a gift at certain important times in life which should emphasize the symbolic meaning of these events with the help of their decorations. These pieces were then often worn as amulets or talismans and were believed to protect and support its wearer during this new situation in life.
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 "Online Shop for Gems"
- Page: Viking crosses and other religious motifs of nordic cultures are also featured here.
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.