Small Pendant of Taliesin - Pendant
Your artistic ingenuity will be improved by this small pendant dedicated to Taliesin.
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Small Pendant of Taliesin
The Celtic craftsmen were known in the whole world for their symbols made of various materials. The high quality of these pendants excelled them among their contemporaries as being artful and knowing - hence, the uniqueness and the skillfull design of these symbolic pendants is unsurpassed until today: The poetry of Taliesin has not only been highly celebrated in his own home country Wales, but also all over Britannia. A small pendant like this one is therefore said to be able to promote your ingenuity and artistic talent. "The Book of Taliesin" is a famous book of poetry which has been written by the poet of the same name in the 6th century A.D. at the court of King Arthur.
This pendant is made of pewter. Artists and craftsmen used pewter quite early (dinnerware, sculptures, household articles, pewter figures, jewelry) and hence pewter jewelry has a long tradition. The word pewter is probably a variation of the word spelter, a colloquial name for the same metal. Pewter is a shiny, soft metal which is very malleable and has a good tarnish resistance.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Small Pendant of Taliesin
This jewelry is part of the following jewelry line up:
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Ancient Magic" - this line up can also be downloaded as a printable catalogue so that you can order by fax or mail:
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.
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.
Not only the used symbols and decorations differ strongly between the cultures - a huge number of different materials were also used in the course of time. In the beginnings especially shells and pearls of wood and bone were used, because these natural materials were readily available and could easily be processed. Later the precious metals silver and gold became more and more important and also the use of precious stones increased. Nowadays all possible materials are used to underline the meaning of a piece of jewelry even further thereby creating pendants and other jewelry that could not be designed using traditional materials.
Also the piece of jewelry on this page http://www.aval
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- Website: Our short information is "Webshop for Jewelry, Minerals & Gems"
- Page: This small pendant is dedicated to the bard Taliesin and improves artistic ingenuity.
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.