Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: Approximately 19mm (about three quarters of an inch) across diameter of circle.
Other information: Made from solid sterling silver. Silver chains available separately.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Ultimate faith, sacrifice.
The cross with the bottom point longer than the rest, is seen by Christians as a symbol of great power and reverence. Christians believe Jesus Christ to be the son of God, yet he was raised on earth by Jesus and Mary. He taught people about heaven and eternal life, how there was nothing to fear in life and death, and that we should love one another and treat everyone with the same respect. As his reputation grew, word reached the Romans, and in the end Pontius Pilate sentenced Jesus to be crucified. Crucifixion is a long and painful death, yet Jesus chose to give himself up to the Roman soldiers, even though he had seen into his own future.
In this act the crucifix can be seen as a symbol of ultimate faith. Jesus knew he would die but he knew that that was what must happen for the greater good of the people. So he was following the will of God. People from many walks of life now wear crucifixes to show their faith, and to symbolise their belief that through true sacrifice and listening to the higher voice inside themselves they can attain freedom, spiritual nourishment and beauty in their lives.
- Spirit, divinity
According to ancient beliefs, an upright equilateral triangle, with one point at the top and two at the base, is a male and solar symbol representing spirit, divinity, fire, life, prosperity and harmony. In contrast, the reversed triangle is female and lunar, representing mother earth, water, rain and grace.
In Christianity and Judaism, a triangle is often used as a symbol for God and the holy trinity, and in magic it was seen as representing the element fire (with a downward meaning water). When upright and downward triangles are put together, they form the Star of David and symbolize balance and knowledge.
Having the symbol in your life can be used to denote a connection with, or interest in, spirit and the spiritual realm.
- Spiritual, calming
The wonderfully coloured amethyst, with its variety of shades of purple reminds us of the spiritual thread that runs through our life and can be used as a tool to aid spiritual awakening and intuition. Amethyst can bring a calming influence and therefore be of great help in times of change. It's excellent to hold or have by you when you're practicing meditation and when placed in a room it can help absorb negativity. Placed under the pillow it may help you sleep better.
Cross, Upright Triangle with Amethyst Pendant (sterling silver)
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