Hexagram - Pendant
According to old belief overcoming extreme situations is possible by wearing a hexagram.
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The hexagramm is an intermediate stage between a pentagram and a spiral: A pentagram that rotates clockwise or counterclockwise around its center and gets more and more complex (thereby showing more and more points of a star) first becomes a hexagram and later on a spiral, which rotates faster and faster.
Thus the hexagramm can be seen as a fusion of a spiral rotating counterclockwise with a spiral spinning clockwise. Like the Chinese Yin Yang symbol and the Lemniscate (a sideways eight which stands for infinity) the hexagramm this way combines two counterparts within itself. While with the Lemniscate and the Yin Yang these counterparts are already joined in a harmonious way, this alignment is not yet finished in the hexagram - it is still on its way to become a spiral.
Therefore a hexagram symbolizes the area of tension between two basically completely different energies, just like material and spiritual energy, gravity and repulsion, in- and exhalation, day and night thus showing the extremes in life.
This pendant is made of Sterling Silver. Because of its high quality Sterling is the most frequently used and most popular silver for the production of jewelry. It is also called 925 Silver and consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Its name is derived from the Sterling coins that were used in Great Britain until 1920 and which consisted of exactly the same silver alloy.
This jewelry is also available in gold
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Rob Ray Collection".
Rob Ray Collection
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Rob Ray Collection" - 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.
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 "Online Shop for Gems, Minerals & Jewelry"
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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.