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Viking crosses and other religious motifs of nordic cultures are also featured here.
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| Arran Cross - Pendant |
This cross originating from the Irish Isle of Arran symbolizes courage and faith.
| Celtic Cross - Pendant, Pewter, large |
Inspiration, intuition and protection from adverseness will be gained with this Celtic cross.
| Celtic Cross - Pendant, Pewter, small |
This Celtic cross with its impressive circle is worn for inspiration and intuition.
| Celtic Cross - Pendant, Silver, large |
Inner inspiration and spiritual intuition are enhanced by wearing a Celtic cross.
| Celtic Cross - Pendant, Silver, small |
This Celtic cross was worn in former times to promote inspiration and intuition.
| Celtic Cross with Runes - Pendant |
This Celtic cross with runes was worn to achieve knowledge and special abilities.
| Celtic Heart-Cross - Pendant |
This Celtic heart-cross combines a knot pattern with the universal symbols of love.
| Celtic High Cross - Pendant, large |
This Celtic high cross inspired by excavations on Iona grants protection and guidance.
| Celtic High Cross - Pendant, small |
This Celtic high cross was worn to find shelter against dangers and misfortunes.
| Celtic Pentcross - Pendant |
According to ancient belief a Celtic Pentcross is a powerful amulet of protection.
| Celtic Wheel Cross - Pendant |
Inspiration and intuition are symbolized by this Celtic wheel cross from South Wales.
| Cross of Ambrosius - Pendant |
This cross belonged to the British High King Ambrosius and therefore grants strength.
| Cross of Clackmannan - Pendant |
Spiritual guidance can be found with this cross from the Scottish area Clackmannan.
| Cross of Lendalfoot - Pendant |
This Celtic cross of Lendalfoot offers help in overcoming life's various challenges.
| Cross of Mayar - Pendant |
This cross originating from the Scottish region of Mayar stands for everlasting love.
| Cross of Saint Columbanus - Pendant |
Saint Columbanus wore this cross to be fearless and christianized the Scottish Picts.
| Cross of Skane - Pendant |
This historical cross coming from the Nordic region Skane symbolizes harmony and love.
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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.
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.
The item on this page http://www.aval
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- Website: Our short information is "Online Shop for Jewelry"
- Page: Here you will find celtic crosses and religious motifs belonging to other cultures.
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.