Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 20 mm long x 12 mm at widest piont
Weight: 2.20 grams
Other information: Made from sterling silver
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Immortality, protection, sleep
In many traditions, harps represent the link between heaven and earth and the Celtic harp stands for the immortality of the soul. The harp is the instrument most usually regarded as the instrument of angelic choirs and the sound it produces is haunting and memorable.
According to legends, the first harp was built by Canola. After a tiff with her love, she wandered through the night and was drawn to some beautiful music, which eventually sent her to sleep. In the morning she discovered the source of the sound - the skeleton of a whale with flesh hanging down, through which the wind had blown and made a unique sound. Inspired by the find, she created the first harp and dedicated it to Daghda, the Celtic god of abundance and protection. Daghda's harp is said to have the ability to create three types of music - sad, joyful and peaceful.
The harp has played a key role in Celtic ancient and modern Celtic culture, with the harp icon being a national symbol in Ireland. During ancient times in Ireland, harpers were consulted before going to war and often led troops into battle, singing songs, whilst also slaying enemies. Early representations of Celtic harps dating from the eighth or ninth century have been found carved into stone in Scotland.
In Norse mythology, gods or their messengers played harps to lull people to sleep or, occasionally, to lure them into the beyond. The strings of the harp formed a ladder symbol to represent the ascent into paradise in the lays of Norway and Iceland. In ancient Egypt, the harp is the hieroglyphic symbol of joy and well-being.
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.