Thor's Hammer - Pendant with blue Glass Crystals
Thor's mighty hammer symbolized by this Celtic knot pattern shields from dangers.
Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Pendant with blue Glass Crystals
The pieces of this jewelry collection celebrate our Nordic ancestors that were known for their legendary delight in adventure, poetry and art. The design of this jewelry reflects the special style of these ancient people of Northern Europe: This protective charm shields against hostilities from others and keeps its wearer from failures. Besides this very special pendant aids in achieving success in business, impressing others and reaching one's goals. Whenever the Nordic God of Thunder Thor was incensed, he dashed away his famous hammer, which found the target on its own, shattered it completely and finally returned to Thor. Therefore Thor's Hammer was a symbol of power and strength and this pendant has been worn very often by Nordic Kings. While on its way lightnings sprayed from the hammer, just like sparks are spraying when a smith hits his anvil with a hammer.
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
Pendant with blue Glass Crystals
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Realms of the Celts and Vikings".
Realms of the Celts and Vikings
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Realms 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.
Since the beginning of mankind jewelry served several different purposes. Already before the invention of money it was for example used as a kind of currency, as a status symbol or as a valuable asset that even could be passed on to future generations. Many pieces of jewelry also had a functional purpose like it is the case with fastenings for clothes, safety pins and belt buckles. However, at a more spiritual level the jewelry also had a symbolic meaning, showed the affiliation to and the status in a social group, and was worn for the protection from evil or simply to show one's own taste.
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.
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- Website: Our short information is "Avalon's Treasury - Minerals, Jewelry & Gems"
- Page: According to old Scandinavian belief Thor's hammer is able to shield from dangers.
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.