Jewels of the Moon - Pendant
This Nordic pattern standing for the jewels of the moon boosts visionary talents.
Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Jewels of the Moon
The design of the pieces of this jewelry collection reflects the special style of our Nordic ancestors living in Northern Europe - in this way these pieces of jewelry celebrate our forefathers that were known for their legendary delight in adventure, poetry and art: The glass crystals of this pendant symbolize as jewels the phases of the moon who offer women, according to Nordic belief, a very special form of magic, called Seid. This pendant aids visionary and mental talents of its wearer: Nordic Godfather Odin has been taught this form of theurgy by Freya the Goddess of Magic thus being able to combine male and female power.
This pendant is made of pewter - it has been enhanced by adding a silver coating over the pewter core and was embellished with sparkling glass crystals. Artists and craftsmen used pewter quite early (dinnerware, sculptures, household articles, pewter figures, jewelry) and hence pewter jewelry has a long tradition. After all pewter is a shiny, soft metal which is very malleable and has a good tarnish resistance.
This jewelry is also available in gold
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Jewels of the Moon
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Realms of the Celts and Vikings".
Realms of the Celts and Vikings
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Realms of the Celts and Vikings" - this line up 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.
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.
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- Website: Our short desription is "Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry, Minerals & Gems"
- Page: Visionary talents are enhanced by this Nordic pattern showing jewels of the moon.
We always try hard to add new jewelry designs to our range of products that are skillfully made and have a special meaning, because we want to offer our customers pieces of jewelry which are something special due to their symbolism and their beauty. Furthermore we try to take into consideration all cultures and epochs, so that everybody can find his quite unique piece of jewelry at our shop.