Pentagram of Brisingamen - Pendant
Unfailing charm is granted by the Pentagram of Birsingamen belonging to goddess Freya.
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Pentagram of Brisingamen
Being famous for the beauty of their craftsmanship and the skill of their magic the old Vikings created many potent charms. Hence, this powerful talisman holds the key to our Nordic heir and is a vivid connection to the mysteries of our ancestors.
The Pentagram of Brisingamen is said to grant irresistible beauty and unfailing charm utilizing the magic of love. This pentagram was made by the four dwarfen smiths called Brisings - its magic combined the opposites love and hate and war and peace in one mighty piece of jewelry. Odin, the highest of the Viking Gods, gave the pentagram to Freya, the goddess of magic, under the condition that she should let the war between the two kings Hogni und Heðinn last forever with the help of the Valkyrs: This war was fought because of the love to a woman and the slain were resurrected again and again until Ragnarök ended the battle.
This pendant is made of polished pewter. Artists and craftsmen used pewter quite early (dinnerware, sculptures, household articles, pewter figures, jewelry) and hence pewter jewelry has a long tradition. This piece of jewelry has been enhanced by polishing the pewter to give it an extra shine and glossiness - pewter is a soft metal which is very malleable and therefore delicate designs like this are possible.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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Pentagram of Brisingamen
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic".
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic" - 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.
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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