Aphrodite's Flower - Pendant
This flower dedicated to the love goddess Aphrodite awakes true love and passion.
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The term talisman originates from the ancient Greek word teleo which means "to initiate" or "to magically charge". The eighth-leaved flower shown on this talisman is a symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty. Amongst other things Aphrodite was the reason for the Trojan War: In order to ensure her victory she bribed Paris, Prince of Troy, who was the arbitrator at the beauty contest between her and the goddesses Hera and Athena, with the promise of the most beautiful woman of the world as his bride. Paris chose beautiful Helen, wife of Greek King Menelaus, as a reward and so the following abduction of Helen lead to the start of the Trojan War. Hence, this charm was worn in former times to awake love and passion and to strengthen a consisting partnership.
This pendant is made of copper and brass with a framing made of pewter. The framing of this piece of jewelry is made of pewter, since pewter is a shiny, soft metal which is very malleable and has a good tarnish resistance. The brass, a copper zinc alloy, is responsible for the yellow golden parts of this pendant and the copper for the red golden ones. With the exception of gold copper is the only colored metal and just like silver and gold it is classified as a precious metal.
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Magic Amulets and Talismans".
Magic Amulets and Talismans
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Magic Amulets and Talismans" - 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 "Online Shop for Jewelry, Minerals & Gems"
- Page: Aphrodite's Flower aids in finding friendship with the help of the Greek goddess.
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.