Star Signs: 05 - Leo - Pendant
23rd July - 23rd August: Leo-born have a positive attitude and are strong-minded.
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Star Signs: 05 - Leo
Leo-born have a positive attitude to life and a strong will. They are generous and helpful, ambitious and confident - at the same time they are companionable and able to impose authority. Although they like to rule and control, Leo is also able to subordinate himself - he combines energy and goodness and thereby wins the sympathy of his fellow men. On the other hand Leo quite often reacts choleric, easily flares up and flies into a fury quickly - but afterwards he also is fast to shake hands for reconciliation. Because Leo-born are sometimes impatient and impulsive, hasty contracts or deals can lead to setbacks. According to astrology the energetic Sign of Fire Leo is reigned by our glowing sun.
This pendant is made of Sterling silver embellished with one precious amber. Sterling is also called 925 Silver and consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals and this piece of jewelry with its remarkable design furthermore was embellished with one high quality amber. The name Sterling silver is derived from the Sterling coins that were used in Great Britain until 1920 and which consisted of exactly the same silver alloy. Because of its high quality Sterling is the most frequently used and most popular silver for the production of jewelry.
This jewelry is also available in gold
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Star Signs: 05 - Leo
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Star Signs".
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Star Signs" - 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.
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.