Cross of Ambrosius - Pendant
This cross belonged to the British High King Ambrosius and therefore grants strength.
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Cross of Ambrosius
Being famous for the beauty of their craftsmanship and the skill of their magic the old Celts created many potent charms. Hence, this powerful talisman holds the key to our Celtic heir and is a vivid connection to the mysteries of our ancestors.
The wise British High King Ambrosius Aurelianus, a predecessor of King Arthur, bravely defended the West of England against the attack of the Saxon hordes. This elaborately designed cross stands for the strength and wisdom of the High King. His castle Dinas Emrys was located in Wales und it is said that two dragons that lived there in a swamp defended this fortification.
This pendant is made of polished pewter embellished with one glass crystal. Pewter is 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. This piece of jewelry has been enhanced by polishing the pewter to give it an extra shine and was embellished with one prominent glass crystal.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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Cross of Ambrosius
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic".
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legacy of 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.
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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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.