Glastonbury Tor - Pendant
You can develop magic and visionary powers with this pattern representing Glastonbury Tor.
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The famous Celts were the legendary ancestors of the Englishmen who passed on most of their stories and myths only by oral tradition, so that only pieces of their legends and tales lasted till today. The most we know about them comes from their objects of art they left behind - cave paintings, items consisting of metal and in rare cases famous writings like the Book of Kells tell about a big culture.
Celtic art made its way from England and Ireland to Europe in the years from 100 B.C. to 900 A.D. The most popular motives were animals, spirals, knots, key patterns and intertwined figures, all symbols of Celtic religion and their belief in magic, unity, eternity and the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth. For the Celts the material and the spiritual world were merging seamlessly, because they saw no difference between natural and supernatural reality and magic was an inherent part of every day life.
Horses were an important part of the Celtic culture and the Welsh Goddess of Horses Rhiannon was therefore especially worshipped - her name is derived from Rigantona meaning "The Great High Queen". Stories about Rhiannon can be found in the medieval collection of legends Mabinogion and according to ancient belief the blessings of Rhiannon are said to grant fertility and abundance.
This piece of jewelry was inspired by Celtic art and magic and is dedicated to the legends of Rhiannon - it therefore possesses qualities that were admired by the ancient Celts and that they wanted to attract into their lifes by wearing similar charms and talismans. Jewelry of this collection therefore can enrich and transform our life since the Celtic magic of the goddess Rhiannon is potent until today.
Glastonbury Tor: This knot pattern is consecrated to the Celtic God of Light Belenus and represents Glastonbury Tor, the sacred hill which was once the Isle of Avalon. It thus connects the powers of the earth of Avalon with the sun in the sky in an eternal circle of energy where the old magic law "As above, so below" is still true. Therefore this charm is said to aid its wearer in finding and developing his own magic powers and visionary abilities.
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Legends of Rhiannon".
Legends of Rhiannon
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legends of Rhiannon" - this line up can also be downloaded as a printable catalogue so that you can order by fax or mail:
A main focus of our jewelry collections are magic symbols which are made according to historical artwork. Although a lot of people (like us) appreciate the beauty of the different designs and used materials, only few think about the deeper symbolism of these pieces of jewelry. In our modern world we see so a many different beautiful and decorative items that we usually only enjoy their beauty without considering the deeper meaning or the origin of the used motives and without knowing for what reason these items were formerly used. In our online shop we want to give answers to these questions by offering accurate background knowledge and additional information about every piece 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.
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- Website: Our short desription is "Online Shop for Minerals, Gems & Jewelry"
- Page: This pattern represents Glastonbury Tor and aids in developing visionary and magic powers.
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.