Wand of Myrddin - Pendant
This wand belonging to the mage Myrddin, also called Merlin, grants second sight.
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Wand of Myrddin
Being famous for the beauty of their craftsmanship and the skill of their magic the old Celts created many potent charms. Hence, this powerful talisman holds the key to our Celtic heir and is a vivid connection to the mysteries of our ancestors.
This charm is said to grant its wearer the second sight: In visions the young mage Merlin who was also called Myrddin in former times, foresaw that Vortigern the barbarian king would be killed. This magic wand therefore shows two fighting dragons, a red and a white one, thus referring to this prophecy.
This pendant is made of polished pewter embellished with glass crystals. 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 was embellished with sparkling glass crystals - 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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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Wand of Myrddin
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic".
Legacy of Magic
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic" - 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.
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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- Website: Our short information is "Webshop for Minerals"
- Page: This magic wand bestows second sight and belongs to Myrddin, also called Merlin.
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.