Open Triad - Pendant, Pewter, large
In former times this Celtic open triad symbolized spiritual intuition and awareness.
Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Pendant, Pewter, large
The uniqueness and the skillfull design of the symbolic pendants of the Celtic craftsmen is unsurpassed until today and they were therefore 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: This amulet has been worn in former times to gain insight and spiritual intuition. Furthermore it is said to protect from calamity and dangers of negative external factors. With its three lobes the open Triad symbolizes the cosmic Wheel of Fate which, according to Celtic belief, keeps on turning eternally and always remains in perfect balance despite of all changes in life.
This pendant is made of pewter, a shiny, soft metal which is very malleable and has a good tarnish resistance. 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.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Pendant, Pewter, large
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Mysticism of the Celts and Vikings".
Mysticism of the Celts and Vikings
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Mysticism of the Celts and Vikings" - you can also download this line up as a printable catalogue if you want to 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.
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MP19.html shows a unique combination of material and symbolism. This is the information about our website and this page if you want to point to it:
- Website: Our short information is "Online Shop for Jewelry"
- Page: This open triad, a threefold knot pattern, symbolizes the ancient Wheel of Fate.
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.